Now Reading
Cabo Delgado: PR Calls for Resumption of Agricultural Activity in Liberated Areas

Cabo Delgado: PR Calls for Resumption of Agricultural Activity in Liberated Areas

The President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, appealed this Monday, November 14, to producers in districts where security has been restored in Cabo Delgado province, to return to agricultural activity, saying that the “terrorists are fleeing.”

“Embrace your production activity, because you do ‘machamba’ [cultivation] in the rainy weather,” Nyusi encouraged.

ADVERTISEMENT

The head of state was speaking during a ceremony to launch the 2022-2023 agricultural campaign in the district of Mocímboa da Praia, in the north of the country, whose town was liberated about a year ago from the control of armed groups that carry out attacks in Cabo Delgado province.

Filipe Nyusi said that the insurgents are fleeing that province due to the action of government forces from Mozambique, Rwanda and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

“The terrorists have been dislodged from Mocímboa, thanks to the young men of the Navy and Army with their brothers from Rwanda and SADC,” and “the battle against the armed groups is not over and the pursuit of the insurgents continues,” he said.

In Monday’s ceremony, Filipe Nyusi delivered agricultural production equipment to 200 families in Mocímboa da Praia, as part of an assistance initiative that will cover 25,000 producers in districts affected by armed violence in Cabo Delgado province, which has been facing an armed insurgency promoted by rebels for five years, with some attacks claimed by the extremist Islamic State group.

See Also

The insurgency led to a military response a year ago with support from Rwanda and SADC, liberating districts near gas projects, but new waves of attacks have emerged in the south of the region and in the neighboring province of Nampula.

In five years, the conflict has resulted in one million displaced people, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and about 4000 deaths, according to the ACLED conflict registration project.

SUBSCRIBE TO GET OUR DAILY NEWSLETTERS

Get our daily newsletter directly in your email

close

SUBSCRIBE TO GET OUR DAILY NEWSLETTERS

Get our daily newsletter directly in your email

View Comments (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Scroll To Top