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Corruption the 'bane' of Mozambique: African experts



Mozambique has reversed the economic collapse caused by its civil war, but corruption has become the "bane BANE. This word was formerly used to signify a malefactor. Bract. 1. 2, t. 8, c. 1. " of its public service, African experts said Tuesday in a report on its governance.

The 440-page report covering Mozambique's political, economic and social conditions was conducted under the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD NEPAD New Partnership for Africa's Development ), a voluntary scheme designed to promote good governance The terms governance and good governance are increasingly being used in development literature. Governance describes the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented). .

The southern African nation won praise for overcoming the legacy of the war that left the nation impoverished and its infrastructure shattered, but the report warned that corruption has turned into a major drain on the country.

"Corruption is another bane of the public service of Mozambique," according to a copy of the document seen by AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. . "It occurs in the award of huge construction contracts, in procurements, and is generally rife among the civil servants delivering service to the public. There appears to be social tolerance of corruption because it is very pervasive."

"It is essential for the government to demonstrate in a very tangible way its political commitment to address the problem of corruption," it added.

But the report heaped praise on the country's economic performance, while raising concerns that recent growth had not created enough jobs.

"The economic policies of the government have largely succeeded in reversing the macroeconomic mac·ro·ec·o·nom·ics  
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the overall aspects and workings of a national economy, such as income, output, and the interrelationship among diverse economic sectors.
 disequilibria which the economy suffered during the 16-year civil war," the report said.

Economic growth averaged 8.1 percent per year from 1998 to 2006, while inflation dropped from 60 percent in 1989 to 8-10 percent in recent years, it noted.

Poverty levels have dropped from 69.4 percent of the population in 1997 to 54.1 percent in 2003, it added.

The report's findings will be debated later Tuesday by countries participating in the so-called African Peer Review Mechanism The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is a mutually agreed instrument voluntarily acceded to by the member states of the African Union (AU) as a self-monitoring mechanism. , on the eve On the Eve (Накануне in Russian) is the third novel by famous Russian writer Ivan Turgenev, best known for his short stories and the novel Fathers and Sons.  of an African Union summit in the seaside Libyan town of Sirte. A final report will be made public later.
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