Mozambique: President Nyusi Wants ‘Productive Mentality’ in Public Sector

Maputo – Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday called for creating ?a productive mentality? among members of the public administration.

During a visit to the Maputo headquarters of the Ministry of State Administration and Public Service, Nyusi said he had found that civil servants have a precarious attitude, which results in poor production of income for the state.

He drew that conclusion after listening to some of the Ministry’s directorates during an extraordinary session of its Consultative Council, which was the high point of his visit.

We cannot have a precarious attitude, he declared. But if we have a very precise mentality, we will be able to do a good job.

Nyusi stressed the need for the state to produce revenue, pointing out that if revenues rise, then wages can also rise. Furthermore, public servants should have a spirit of saving money, and ensuring that the available funds produce tangible results for the Mozambican people.

There are around 350,000 public servants in Mozambique, the majority of them in the education and health services. Nyusi said that the mentality of many of them does not help solve the country’s problems.

Source: Angola Press News Agency