One could not have expected different results from those that the Mozambican Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs, Human Rights, and Legality Committee presented on the mass grave with about 120 bodies in the centre of the country.
We have said in this same space on many occasions in the past that the events of the last few days that have claimed human lives and destroyed property, were more than enough reason for President of the Republic Filipe Jacinto Nyusi to examine his conscience. It seems to us, however, that Mr Nyusi is remote controlled by a horde of schizophrenics and is determined instead to shove this country into the abyss, as his predecessor did.
The town of Cuamba is isolated from the rest of Mozambique since last Monday (11), after several days of torrential rain. While the people seek help, the rulers in Maputo are worried about their jobs and emergency teams “come from helicopter to say hello to people but when it is to rescue people there are no helicopters”.
January 14th 2015
Goodluck: where are you?
On behalf of all of the signatories below, I would like to express our deep concern about the recent situations in Nigeria.
In the last weeks, extremists killed innocent people in an attack that was unprecedented in its impact. No, I am not speaking of the tragic shootings at the offices of French Magazine Charlie Hebdo where militant extremists killed 12 people but I am speaking of Baga, a small town in Borno State in Nigeria, our country, where Boko Haram, another group of militant extremists, massacred up to 2000 innocent people.
In the hours between last Monday night and Tuesday morning the lack of proper and consistent engineering in public and private buildings in Maputo city, especially in the periphery, was once again exposed by heavy rainfall. Certainly, no lessons will be learned by the authorities or victims from this avoidable situation. Those with whom we celebrate the “social contract” pretend they do not hear the thunderous cries of distress.
Collective knowledge says that a ‘selfish’ individual is one who believes that he or she is more important than others. Perhaps this adjective is inappropriate to describe President Armando Emílio Guebuza. But at some point, it can describe what we have seen in recent days. Because, untimely or not with just a few months until the end of his term President Guebuza has been infected by a mean case of Inauguration Syndrome. The President has consecutively appeared at events to pull back the curtain unveiling the inaugural stone of all new establishments in the country.
Worldwide, children are consider the hope of tomorrow and the guarantors of a nation’s existence. Yet in Mozambique, there seems to be no concern to ensure that future generations are equipped with the capacity and ability to cope with major challenges posed by varied global dynamics.
Mozambique held its fifth general elections on 15 October and, as ever, the National Elections Commission (CNE) and the Technical Secretariat for Electoral Administration (STAE) wasted once again the opportunity to show all Mozambicans – and others – that they are state bodies that deserve credibility and the people’s trust.
We hope the more than 10 million of Mozambican voters to go to vote, as we did on Wednesday (15), despite the lack of transparency with which this whole process is flawed since… ever.
We would like to be wrong but it is very likely that the usual fraud (theft of votes, electoral roll changes, independent observers not accredited, stuffing ballot boxes, falsification of notices), and perhaps some new, happen to the dissemination of the results turned out to be one of the candidates still controls the entire electoral process to his relish and even improvements in electoral law should be sufficient for the transparency that should exist in those that many say is the most important election that Mozambique had!