Mozambique

New President appoints PM and Cabinet


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On Saturday the newly sworn in President of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi, appointed his new Prime Minister and Cabinet. Carlos Agostinho do Rosário has been named as the new Prime Minister. He is a former Ambassador to India, Indonesia and Thailand and was Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries in the late 1990s.

The new Cabinet has 23 Ministers and 18 Vice-Ministers. A number of Ministries have been merged;

  • the Ministries of Finance & Planning and Development have become the Ministry of Economy and Finance,
  • the Ministries of Mineral Resources and Energy come together into one Ministry
  • the Ministries of Public Service and State Administration come together into one Ministry
  • the Ministries of Culture and Tourism have been merged
  • the Fisheries Ministry has been renamed the Ministry of the Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries
  • the Ministry of Agriculture will now be known as the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security
  • Higher Education has been removed from the Education portfolio and placed under a revised Ministry called the Ministry of Science, Technology, Higher, Technical and Professional Education
  • the Ministry for the Coordination of Environmental Affairs will now be known as the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development
  • the Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Social Welfare is renamed the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare

The full list of the new Cabinet as posted on the Presidential website is as follows:

Yves Germain Joseph Minister of Planning and External Cooperation
Carlos Agostinho do Rosário Prime Minister
Adriano Afonso Maleiane Minister of Economy and Finance
Oldemiro Júlio Marques Balói Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Jaime Basílio Monteiro Minister of the Interior
Atanásio Salvador Ntumuke Minister of National Defence
José Condugua António Pacheco Minister of Agriculture and Food Security
Carmelita Rita Namashulua Minister of State and Civil Service Administration
Vitória Dias Diogo Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security
Adelaide Anchia Amurane Minister in Presidency for the Affairs of the Civil House
Agostinho Salvador Mondlane Minister of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries
Pedro Conceição Couto Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy
Abdurremane Lino de Almeida Minister of Justice, Constitutional and Religious Affairs
Nazira Karimo Vali Abdula Minister of Health
Alberto Hawa Januário Nkutumula Minister of Youth and Sports
Cidália Manuel Chaúque Oliveira Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare
Luís Jorge Manuel Teodósio António Ferrão Minister of Education and Human Development
Ernesto Max Elias Tonela Minister of Industry and Commerce
Carlos Alberto Fortes Mesquita Minister of Transport and Communications
Celso Ismael Correia Minister of Land, Environment and Rural Development
Silva Armando Dunduro Minister of Culture and Tourism
Eusébio Lambo Gumbiwa Minister of Veteran Affairs
Jorge Olívio Penicela Nhambiu Ministry of Science, Technology, Higher, Technical and
Professional Education
Carlos Bonete Martinho Minister of Public Works, Housing and Water Resources

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