MOZAMBICAN P.M. PROMISES TO BUILD NEW DAM IN NORTHERN NIASSA PROVINCE

LICHINGA, MOZAMBIQUE– Tthe construction of a new dam on the Lucheringo River will stimulate the economic and social development of the province of Niassa in northern Mozambique, says Prime minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario.

Speaking during a visit to the provincial capital, Lichinga, on Monday, Rosario said the dam would be able to supply drinking water to 120,000 households. It will take about a year and a half to build the dam which will solve the current defective distribution of water in the Lichinga area.

The construction of this dam in Niassa will help a lot of people, particularly in supplying households with clean drinking water, he added.

Rosario was in Niassa as head of the central brigade of the ruling Frelimo Party supporting its candidates in municipal elections scheduled for Oct 10.

The Lichinga mayoral candidate for the main opposition party Renamo, Saide Fidel, promised on Monday that, if Renamo wins the election, it will expand health units to all neighbourhoods in the city, and will ensure the construction of technical and professional training institutes.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK