Mozambique: Parliament assesses impact of extractive industry in Cabo Delgado

The Economic and Environmental Commission of the Mozambican parliament travelled to the province of Cabo Delgado to assess the socio-economic impact on local communities of the exploitation of mineral resources, said the delegation’s spokesman.

Armando Artur said that on this trip to the province, particularly to the administrative post of Namanhumbir, in the district of Montepuez, where one of the largest ruby deposits in the world is located, the delegation intends to investigate transparency in the extractive industry.

The members of the delegation intend in particular to find out whether the share of 2.75% of the revenue collected by the State for the development of communities where there is extraction of mineral resources actually reaches Namanhumbir.

“We also want to know the level of participation and involvement of communities in defining their priorities and managing the 2.75%,” Artur said, according to Mozambican newspaper O País. (macauhub)

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