President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi urged top officials on Monday in Maputo to fight devotedly against corruption for peace and the country’s reputation.
The president made the remarks at the swearing-in ceremony of the general commander of the protection police and his deputies Bernardino Rafael and Temoteo Bernardo, and the general commander of the country’s armed forces Lazaro Lopes Menete as part of a reshuffle of those institutions.
“Take with you our latest agenda, to fight continuously corruption starting with yourselves, because if not fighting within your own institution this malice could compromise state interest, those that you stand for, as well as compromising values such as peace, stability, economic growth, and the country’s reputation in the international arena,” said the president.
In his speech, Nyusi also requested that the new leaders be proactive and wisely use the limited resources the country has.
The president said he expected the sworn-in officials to continue defending the country’s sovereignty, and most of all to promote peace, which is another issue on the national agenda.
The fight against corruption has been the top priority of the president’s agenda since he declared within his own party the ruling Frelimo that corruption will not be tolerated.
Last weekend, the president of Mozambique visited the northeastern province of Nampula where he urged local residents to report corruption cases and called on everyone to be involved in this fight. Enditem