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Maputo, 22 November 2018 – – On 20 November 2018, Ambassador Mona Attia Mohammed, accompanied by Mr. Ferdinand Katendeko, Country Coordinator of Mozambique, Dr. Momade Saide, Executive Director at the national Secretariat, Mrs Virgínia Videira, Deputy Chairperson of the NGC, Prof. Mutiu Abimbola Oyinlola, Lead consultant for Economic Governance and Management, and Mr. Valery Yao, Researcher at the APRM Continental Secretariat, paid a courtesy call on Hon. Verónica Nataniel Macamo Dlovo, Speaker of the National Assembly of Mozambique.
Following a brief introduction, the Speaker welcomed the delegation and presented the 9 Committees of the National Assembly, with their respective responsibilities. She further emphasised the key role of her institution in the entrenchment of democracy in Mozambique. In an interactive session, the main challenges currently faced by the country including poverty, conflict resolution were discussed, with particular focus on government’s efforts and progress made, were discussed.
In accordance with APRM’s core principle of participation and inclusiveness, the APRM delegation met with the Caucus of Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO), the main opposition party. During the meeting, Dra. Maria Yvonne Rensamo Bernado Soares and her colleagues, on behalf of the party, expressed dissatisfaction due to few initiatives by the ruling party, FRELIMO, to ensure credibility of elections, enhance the decentralization process, address the issue of corruption and guarantee the full integration of their soldiers into the defence forces. She concluded that, ‘in the absence of alternation of power, there won’t be any change in the country’.
The delegation concluded its series of meetings at the National Assembly with the FRELIMO, the ruling party. Mrs Margarida Adamugy Talapa, Chairperson of the FRELIMO Caucus, presented the achievements and challenges of the party in terms of youth unemployment, economic imbalances, conflict resolution and women empowerment.