Mozambique celebrated Sunday the Day of Mozambican Defense Armed Forces (FADM), which marks the 58th anniversary of the founding of the country’s national forces and the start of the armed struggle for the country’s liberation against Portuguese colonial rule in 1964.
Speaking at the ceremony marked by a parade and wreath laying at the Praca dos Herois (Heroes Square) in Maputo, the Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi called for more vigilance against terrorism that has been destabilizing the country’s northern region and promised more resources for FADM to increase its fighting capacity.
The president said that there is no peace in the provinces of Cabo Delgado and Nampula and that “We therefore appeal to the population for greater vigilance, and to report any strange movements detected in their areas to the authorities.”
The Commander-in-Chief of the FADM added that Mozambican people are called upon to have a spirit of active solidarity, which is fundamental for cementing national unity and for building the young republic.
He said the history of the FADM is a story of glory, as they defeated Portuguese colonialism on the battlefield, resisted apartheid and all the tendencies that aimed to divide Mozambican people, and other evils.
“We all have a sacred duty to support the FADM, regardless of political choices, beliefs, education or social status,” said Nyusi, adding that the government will look for all possible means to boost morale and increase the fighting capacity of the FADM. Enditem