Mozambique: Renamo should not have signed peace deal without assurances of transparent vote, says ...
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“We were able to overcome adversity over the five years of governance. That is why we have reached the end of this cycle with several achievements, such as the recovery of international trust, which has influenced the resumption of investments in the country and the stabilisation of macroeconomic indicators, hence Mozambique has taken steps towards economic independence, which should be a reality achieved.”
This is the belief of the president of Frelimo. Still, says Filipe Nyusi, there is much to be done to ensure national progress. To that end, we must continue to move forward with the same vigour and dedication to the country’s cause.
One of the successes pointed out by Filipe Nyusi at the opening of the 3rd ordinary session of the Frelimo Central Committee this morning in Matola has to do with the amendment of the Constitution of the Republic, which includes new models of governance, both at provincial and municipal levels. In the opinion of the president of Frelimo, the Constitutional amendment will provide many advantages, including not holding interim elections again.
Turning to look inside the party, Nyusi told the “comrades” that Frelimo must undertake to appoint competent cadres, suitable and accepted for the qualities they possess. And he was not indifferent to the results of the last elections. For Nyusi, the fact that 83% of municipalities are in the hands of Frelimo means that the party remains the preference of the majority of Mozambicans.
At another moment, and because the centre and the north of the country face difficult times, Nyusi asked for a minute of silence dedicated to the victims of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth. In this, he appealed to the solidarity of all Mozambicans, asking that authorities make things happen, because it is in Frelimo that the people place their hope.
Frelimo is going through a challenging time in the financial sphere. Transparent management of scarce resources and a culture of accountability are important requirements for the good image of the party. Also in this regard and in general, Frelimo’s priority at the 3rd ordinary session of the Central Committee is to propose and organise victory in the general and legislative elections. Therefore, the main focus in the discussions should take into account achieving this claim, so that it is proved once again that the project to free the land and the man remains steady and strong, according to Nyusi.
This being the last year of Filipe Nyusi’s first term, the Central Committee of Frelimo will appreciate the performance of the government, which, according to the president, as far as peace is concerned, continues to work towards the disarmament of Renamo’s residual forces. “It has been a slow process, yes, but we are moving forward with precision,” he said, stressing that decentralisation, demobilisation and integration are inseparable issues: “Renamo guerrillas must be integrated into social life. Mozambicans have the right to go to the elections in an atmosphere of peace,” and Nyusi has reiterated his commitment to close this dossier, saying that Renamo men need to get out of the bush.
Another point mentioned by the president of Frelimo has to do with the attacks in Cabo Delgado, which constitute an attack on security and public order. Nyusi called for the population to remain vigilant, denouncing the evildoers to the authorities.
As he finished his speech, Filipe Nyusi promised the “comrades” that the future is a victory because Frelimo is based on the love of the neighbour, discipline and the enthusiasm of millions of Mozambicans. To that end, the Frelimo president appealed to the members of the party for openness and frankness in the debates that begin today, after all “we have a historical mission to make the Frelimo of Mondlane a winner”, he stated, expressing his desire to see, when the third session of the Central Committee finishes, differences erased and the “comrades” leave Matola hand in hand, determined to defeat the common adversary: all parties of the opposition.
For Nyusi, all members of Frelimo are one and, in principle, there are no enemies among them. And he closed after saying: “We cannot allow our enemies of yesterday and of today to use us as [if we were] disposables. Together we can overcome all obstacles. Our victory on October 15 depends on our work, with unity, peace and development.”
By José dos RemédiosSource: O País
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