MOZAMBICAN GOVT PROMISES TO REPAIR DAMAGE CAUSED BY RECENT CYCLONE

INHAMBANE, MOZAMBIQUE, The Mozambican government will continue mobilizing resources internally to rebuild the infrastructures destroyed by Cyclone Dineo which hit the southern province of Inhambane last Wednesday, says Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario.

The latest estimates are the that Inhambane provincial government needs more than 900 million meticais (about 13 million US dollars) to repair what was damaged during the cyclone, he told journalists here Monday at the end of a two-day visit to the province.

Rosario said the government would assess what was needed in addition to the support which could be raised internally, and would then approach international partners.

He stressed that the reconstruction efforts must first involve the mobilization of resources internally at provincial and central level, with the involvement of the business sector and civil society organizations, as well as solidarity campaigns among Mozambicans.

“All efforts will be made to ensure that we can act in an appropriate manner, since the damage done is very great”, he added.

On Monday, Rosario visited Massinga, Morrumbene and Maxixe districts, where he toured places severely damaged by the cyclone, including schools, health units, and other public facilities.

He also left instructions for the provincial government to ensure minimum conditions for the resumption of classes in all schools in the province, to provide seeds to ensure that farmers can plant again, and to take measures to avoid outbreaks of water borne diseases.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK