MOZAMBIQUE’S RESOURCES SHOULD BENEFIT FUTURE GENERATIONS, SAYS NEW MINISTER

Mozambique’s newly appointed Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Leticia Klemens, says one of the greatest challenges she faces is to ensure that the country’s vast natural resources can benefit all Mozambicans, including future generations.

Speaking at a meeting with members of the Association of Mozambican Businesswomen (FEMME) here Monday, Klemens she wanted to ensure that the resources “benefit us, as Mozambicans today, and also our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren”.

She also hoped to expand access to electricity, and insisted that she would work in accordance with the government’s economic and social plan “hoping to carry out successfully this thorny, but achievable, mission that has been entrusted to me”.

Klemens has come under attack in social media for her lack of any experience in mining or energy. But she told the Monday gathering that she had risen to become a member of the government “because I am competent”.

She thought that the appointment of a relatively young woman such as herself was a sign of the inclusive nature of the government

“Today I, Leticia Klemens, have been chosen to occupy the position of Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy. Tomorrow it could be any one of the women present here, not only because we are women, but because we are competent,” she added.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.