The German government is expected to disburse a €63M donation to support economic and social development projects in Mozambique, its embassy in Maputo announced yesterday.
“Of these funds, approximately 33 million euros will be channeled to the education and technical and vocational education sector, 15 million euros to the rehabilitation of municipal infrastructure in the province of Sofala and 15 million euros to the energy sector”, reads the statement from the German embassy in Maputo.
The amount earmarked for education will be disbursed to the Education Sector Support Fund, one of the initiatives by the Mozambican Government, which has had German support for years.
“In the energy sector, the funds will be dedicated to the installation of the “National Dispatch Centre”, which will allow the company Eletricidade de Moçambique to assume full control over the national power grid” the statement added.
The agreement for the disbursement of the amount was signed yesterday by the minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Mozambique, Verónica Macamo, and by the German ambassador to Mozambique, Lothar Freischlader.
“This financial aid will also contribute to the realization of municipal projects, an area that concerns the government because of the challenges related to the provision of services in urban areas that are experiencing rapid demographic growth,” said the head of the Mozambican diplomacy, during the signing of the agreement.
Data provided by the German embassy in Maputo indicates that, between 2009 and 2020, Germany has already made available some €830M to Mozambique, to support social and economic development initiatives.