Speaking at a closing session of a meeting of the Central Committee of the ruling Frelimo Party, held in the southern city of Matola, Nyusi called on Renamo â€œto cease immediately the destruction of our country, and the killing of our peopleâ€.
The Central Committee, he said, unanimously condemned Renamoâ€™s use of violence against civilian targets â€œas a strategy to create instability and to attain powerâ€. Renamo was also trying to create in public opinion the perception that everything going wrong is the fault of Frelimo.
Despite this, Nyusi insisted that Frelimo â€œwill continue tirelessly to maintain the spirit of dialogue which has always characterized usâ€. This dialogue, however, would not be restricted to the government and Renamo, but would be extended â€œto the other live forces in Mozambican society, namely political parties, religious bodies, womenâ€™s and youth organisations, artists and other social groupsâ€.
He pledged that â€œFrelimo and its government will continue to make efforts to achieve peace and harmony among the Mozambican family. We are convinced that dialogue is the most appropriate and correct way to solve difference among Mozambicansâ€.
Nyusi insisted on the need for discipline within Frelimo, and for firm measures to discourage corruption. He said the Central Committee had noted â€œacts of corruption in our society, which sometimes involve our Comradesâ€.
The Central Committee had thus mandated the Frelimo Political Commission to draw up an anti-corruption directive â€œwhich will regulate the conduct of party members at all levelsâ€.
Turning to the Mozambican economy, Nyusi said it was suffering from â€œa weak productive base, structural problems with the trade balance, a level of consumption higher than our capacity to produce, a reduction in the sources of finance and a delay in the promised disbursements, an increase in foreign debt, floods and drought, and the decline in world prices for our main export productsâ€.
The Central Committee, he said, has instructed the government to rationalize public expenditure, and to improve its quality and efficiency, in order â€œto broaden and diversity the productive base and increase productivity, in order to ensure the sustainable economic development of the countryâ€.
â€œThe construction of a strong, prosperous and peaceful nation is a task for each and every one of usâ€, declared Nyusi.Post published in: Africa News