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    16 July, 2017
President Nyusi inaugurates Kuvaninga power station
 
Bilene (Mozambique), 16 Jul (AIM) – President Filipe Nyusi on 15 July inaugurated a gas fired power plant station in Macarretane in the southern province of Gaza.

The Kuvaninga power project is a public private partnership composed of Mozambican investors, with technical and financial assistance from South African partners. The project required an investment of US$110 million with construction commencing in 2014.

Kuvaninga will supply 40 megawatts of electricity to the southern grid which is run by the publicly owned electricity company EDM. The gas comes from the Temane field in Inhambane province, operated by the South African petrochemical giant Sasol.

At rallies held by President Nyusi during his visit to Gaza province, one of the main issues raised was the need for access to electricity.

President Nyusi has emphasised that the new power plant will also have a positive impact in neighbouring Inhambane, which suffers from frequent power cuts due to the increased consumption of electricity over recent years.

At a rally in Chongoene last week, President Nyusi said that various projects are in the pipeline which will increase the electricity supply even further. This will include the Mapai power plant in northern Gaza.
(AIM)
 
 
  11 June, 2018  
 
Action plan on women, peace, and security launched
 
The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare, Cidalia Chauque, on 11 June in Maputo launched a National Plan of Action on Women, Peace and Security, for the 2018-2022 period, intended to strengthen the government’s actions in promoting human rights and gender equality.

 
  8 June, 2018  
 
President Nyusi hopes to sign peace deal in Gorongosa
 
President Filipe Nyusi declared on 7 June that he would like to sign the definitive peace agreement with the opposition party Renamo in the central district of Gorongosa.

 
  6 June, 2018  
 
Toll gates for Beira - Zimbabwe highway
 
The Mozambican government on 5 June authorised the country’s Road Fund to set up three toll gates along the Beira-Zimbabwe highway, which crosses the central provinces of Sofala and Manica.

 


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