MOZAMBICAN PRESIDENT NAMES NEW MINERAL RESOURCES MINISTER

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has appointed Leticia Klemens as his new Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, replacing Pedro Couto, who left the job in late September, when he was appointed chairperson of the Board of Directors of what is arguably the most important company in the country, Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), which operates the Cahora Bassa Dam on the Zambezi River.

At the time of her appointment, Klemens was chairperson of the general meeting of the country’s largest commercial bank, the Millennium-BIM (International Bank of Mozambique). She has also been secretary of the general meeting of the country’s main employers’ body, the Confederation of Mozambican Business Associations (CTA), and chairperson of the Association of Mozambican Businesswomen.

She is deputy chair of the labour policy department of the CTA, and in this capacity sits on the Labour Consultative Commission (CCT), the tripartite negotiating forum between the government, the employers and the trade unions.

Klemens is also chairperson of the Mozambican Association of Employment Agencies, and ambassador in Mozambique for the United States State Department’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Programme (AWEP).

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.