PRESIDENT NYUSI SAYS MOZAMBIQUE MUST NOT BECOME FAILED STATE

Mozambique must not become a failed and pariah state, President Filipe Nyusi declared here Wednesday as he swore into office General Lagos Lidimo as the new General Director of the State Intelligence and Security Service (SISE).

As a priority, the defence of peace must remain the beacon that we erect in order to bring prosperity and tranquility to our country. This requires a strong and flexible State Intelligence and Security Service, using modern methods, a service that is more open, and whose way of operating does not close in upon itself, he said.

The task of SISE, added Nyusi, is to ensure respect for the Constitution and the Law, and to produce information necessary for safeguarding national independence”.

“This service guarantees national security, and the functioning of the sovereign bodies and other institutions, in the framework of constitutional normality, and it protects the vital interests of society, the president added.

Nyusi said that SISE must also prevent attacks against the Constitution, and combat espionage, sabotage and terrorism.

He warned against the threats posed by cross-border crime, including trafficking in drugs, arms, people and wildlife. Other issues that could weaken the country, Nyusi continued, were corruption, threats to human rights, the lack of social justice and inclusion, ecological threats and the frenzied exploitation of natural resources.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK