By Arnaldo Cuamba
Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi was honored on Thursday by the private sector with the “Formiga” award in recognition of his commitment to improving the business environment in Mozambique.
The prize was presented by the president of the Confederation of Mozambican Economic Associations (CTA), Agostinho Vuma, during the opening of the XVI Annual Conference of the Private Sector (CASP) hold in the city of Maputo.
Vuma said that the award comes in recognition of the preponderant role being played by the Head of State and his Government in promoting dialogue with the private sector and the recognition of the role of this organization in the dynamization of the economy.
“This award was designed to distinguish personalities and individuals who make a major contribution to the improvement of the business environment in Mozambique and, consequently, to the increase in international rankings registered in 2018” Vuma said adding that Nyusi “is one of these people” .
Vuma said that the Private Sector praised Nyusi’s commitment to the reform process, highlighting the unification of the various platforms for dialogue with the Government to accelerate reforms and thus achieve faster impacts on the business environment.
Also in the same event, the Government and the Private Sector signed a Memorandum on the Matrix of Priorities for Reforms to be executed by the end of 2019.
The Memorandum was signed by the Minister of Industry and Commerce and the President of CTA, respectively, Ragendra de Sousa and Vuma.
The Matrix is composed of 10 points and its execution will be subject to periodic evaluation by the Business Environment Monitoring Board (CMAN) in sessions presided over by the Mozambican Prime Minister, Agostinho Carlos do Rosario.
The actions identified as sectoral nature will be implemented by government sectors and the respective roles of the CTA and their monitoring will be done by the ministers of each sector.