MOZAMBICAN PRESIDENT URGES YOUTH TO BE MORE PRO-ACTIVE IN STIMULATINMG DEVELOPMENT

TETE, MOZAMBIQUE– Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi, in his capacity as president of the ruling Frelimo Party, has stressed that he will continue to support the country’s young people but wants them to be more pro-active in order to stimulate the development of Mozambique.

Young Mozambicans who began the national liberation war against Portuguese colonial rule on Sept 25 1964 made sacrifices to bring independence and human dignity, stressed Nyusi, and the following generation defended the gains of independence.

It is up to the youth of today to continue actions that seek to attain sustainable development,” he added when addressing a meeting of the Central Committee of the Mozambique Youth Organization (OJM), which is one of the social organisations affiliated to Frelimo, here on Tuesday. This follows the first joint meeting of all Frelimo’s social organizations in Tete over the weekend.

Nyusi said the government is banking on the country’s youth for its development activities, and he warned young people not to let themselves be manipulated by forces opposed to Mozambican development.

He added it was imperative that the OJM meeting draw up strategies to guarantee a Frelimo victory in the municipal elections scheduled for Oct 10. He wanted the OJM leadership to emerge from the Tete meeting more united, more cohesive and more determined to advance to the next battles.

The OJM should continue to be a binding, unifying organization, a prestigious organization that inspires greater confidence among young people, he said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK