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The Mozambican Investor

Issue: 1553rd
By Adrian Frey

Date: 6 April, 2020 Email us: themozambicaninvestor@clubofmozambique.com

Cargo carriers to / from Mozambique cannot leave the cabin, otherwise they must comply with quarantine

During the State of Emergency in Mozambique, international road hauliers ferrying food, medicines, biosafety material, diagnostic tests and other essential products continue to operate. But if they disembark from their vehicles, in order to avoid ...

Just In: Parliament approves its own 2.8 billion meticais budget for this year | Mozambique

The Mozambican parliament today approved, with Renamo and MDM abstaining, the budget for its own operation, providing 2.8 billion meticais [around US$41.8 million] for the Assembly of the Republic's expenses this year. The parliament's budget was ...

Covid-19: State Budget tax base “compromised” – Government | Mozambique

The Council of Ministers on Friday approved the draft State Budget (OE) and Economic and Social Plan for 2020, while recognising that the tax base is being compromised by the Covid-19 pandemic. "There must be no doubt that our tax base is ...

Mozambique: Ressano-Infulene line operational again

The Ressano Garcia-Infulene power line, which supplies electricity to the province and city of Maputo, resumed operations on Saturday evening, after three weeks out of service following the vandalising of three pylons. The pylons collapsed on the ...

Government of Mozambique expects new oil and gas projects by 2024

The second phase of the natural gas project in Pande and Temane and the light oil project in Inhassoro, in Inhambane province, southern Mozambique, will take place in the 2020-2024 five-year period, the Mozambican prime minister said on Thursday in ...

Gemfields warns extended COVID-19 travel restrictions could wipe out $25m cash pile

The financial performance of Gemfields this year would be heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic which had “put on hold” gemstone auctions responsible for 93% of revenue in the firm’s 2019 financial year, said Sean Gilbertson, CEO of ...

Covid-19 had small effect on shipments to China in first quarter, Grindrod says

However, it says trade flows in SA and Mozambique have either ceased or have been severely restricted Freight and financial services company Grindrod has reported little impact on traffic to and from China during the first quarter of 2020, ...

Pandemic should cut Mozambique’s growth to 2% – Eaglestone

The chief economist at the consultancy Eaglestone thinks that the Mozambican economy will register economic growth of only 2% this year as a result of the drop-off of raw materials exports amidst the uncertainty as to the evolution of the Covid-19 ...

Mozambique: Covid-19 contacts tracked down in Cabo Delgado – WATCH

A Mozambican health team has tracked down 63 contacts of the man working in the hydrocarbon industry in the northern province of Cabo Delgado who last week tested positive for the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease. Speaking ...

Mozambique: State of Emergency – 4 April 2020 | By Joseph Hanlon

Parliament blocks most sensible action as confused emergency starts The state of emergency opened Wednesday in total confusion after parliament (Assembleia da Republica, AR) unexpectedly and very late Tuesday night substantially changed the ...

One Covid-19 victim makes full recovery / 30 tested in Cabo Delgado / Only 6,142 in quarantine – AIM report

One of Mozambique’s ten confirmed cases of the Covid-19 respiratory disease has made a full recovery, according to the National Director of Public Health, Rosa Marlene. Addressing a Maputo press conference on Saturday, she declined to say ...

State of emergency: 1,250 bars and ‘barracas’ compulsively closed across Mozambique – INAE

At least 1,250 bars and 'barracas' selling alcoholic beverages across Mozambique were compulsorily closed on Saturday for not observing the administrative measures adopted by the Council of Ministers in the framework of the state of emergency in ...

Mozambique: MISAU plans to set up 4,000 tents for all fever and cough cases

The Ministry of Health (MISAU) plans to set up 4,000 tents across the country to deal with patients with fever or coughs, in an initiative intended to ensure the early detection of signs of the Covid-19 disease in communities. “We are putting ...

Mozambique: Nyusi proposes amnesty to relieve prison overcrowding – AIM report

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Friday sent a bill to the country’s parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, which will pardon prisoners serving short sentences, in order to alleviate the chronic overcrowding in Mozambican ...

Maputo starts construction of second-hand clothes market in Laulane – report

Construction work on stalls for informal vendors from downtown Maputo has recently started at the Transmitter Centre [Centro Transmissor] in Laulane neighbourhood, in Maputo city. The space belongs to Mozambique Airports, but has been allocated ...

Mozambique: Beira citizens kick-start disinfection campaign: #SOScORONABeira is born

Within the scope of Covid-19 prevention measures, the city of Beira could benefit from a massive disinfection campaign, starting tomorrow, Tuesday (7). The first phase of the campaign is set to cover strategic points in the city. Multiple ...

Mozambique: Bars, markets and buses ignore state of emergency – AIM report

Anyone who walked through the “Pulmão (lung) of Malhangalene” on Friday would never have guessed that Mozambique was in day three of a state of emergency. Malhangalene is an inner-Maputo neighbourhood, and the “Pulmão” is an area of ...

Coronavirus: Chinese medical experts share experience online with Mozambique – WATCH

In Africa, the pandemic has hit over fifty countries, with more than seven thousand confirmed cases. Chinese medical experts have held an online training program for medical staff of a local hospital in Mozambique. Meng Qingsheng reports. At the ...

Angola, Mozambique and Cabo Verde among the African countries where Covid-19 will peak later – report

The Covid-19 pandemic is putting under stress not only African countries’ health systems, but also their economies and societies, due to the lockdowns to enforce quarantines. According to a study from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical ...

Watch: Pemba mayor closes Wimbe beach

The mayor of Pemba, capital of the northern province of Cabo Delgado, Florete Simba, on Wednesday closed the city’s major tourist attraction, Wimbe Beach, as part of the measures to restrict the spread of the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 ...

Mozambique: 15 pharmacies caught charging speculative prices – AIM report

The Mozambican government’s National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, last week inspected 83 pharmacies throughout the country, to check whether they had hiked their prices in response to ...

 

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