Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario told the national parliament on Wednesday that the security situation in the country’s northern province, Cabo Delgado, is stable and that the displaced people are returning to their areas of origin.
Carlos do Rosario was summoned by parliament to answer questions from the two opposition benches, Renamo and MDM, concerning the security situation and the involvement of foreign troops in the fight against terrorism in the country.
“In Cabo Delgado, the situation is characterized by actions of repression of terrorists and dismantling of their bases, a joint action of the Defense and Security Forces of Mozambique, SADC and Rwandan troops”, declared the Prime Minister .
According to Rosario, the actions of the joint forces have allowed the movement of people and goods in the region, and some displaced people are gradually returning to their regions of origin.
“The process of the return of the population and the movement of people and goods are monitored and coordinated by the joint forces of Mozambique, SADC and Rwanda,” he said.
Due to the degree of destruction of the social and economic fabric of the affected districts, the government approved plans for humanitarian assistance and reconstruction in Cabo Delgado, in order to guarantee the conditions essential for the normalization of life in these areas, a- he declared.
Regarding the mega natural gas project in the Rovuma basin, the Prime Minister indicated that the government is in direct contact with the oil company Total, with a view to finding solutions to minimize the costs incurred by the suspension of contracts for small businesses. and medium-sized enterprises.
With improved security in the Cabo Delgado region, natural gas exploration activities could resume next year, 2022, allowing its production in 2026, the prime minister said. Final element