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Vol 57 No 17

Published 26th August 2016


Mozambique

Ministry of muddle

Caught between Frelimo and the exasperation of international donors, the Finance Ministry is a confusing place to be

New horror stories about public finances are continually emerging from the Finance Ministry as the confusion over who borrowed what and from whom beleaguers civil servants and political appointees. Some see the Ministry as massively incompetent while others say it is simply not in possession of the facts of which it is meant to be in charge. Either way, calls are growing for a set of fresh faces to repair broken relations with the International Monetary Fund, donors and the public.

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