Verdade (Maputo)

27 August 2014

Mozambique: Mozambican Public Policies Do Not Ensure Social Justice

Public policy in Mozambique do not ensure the social, economic and political justice in result of being traced not to respond to the concerns of the citizens, but rather to the interests of external organs considered main investors and that ensure their functioning and of the institutions that implement them, according to the researcher and University lecturer, Alexandrino Forquilha, speaking to @Verdade.

According to him, Mozambique needs to create public policies that align with the needs of the population and of the entire State system, and not for the satisfaction of economic and political interests of financiers.

On the optics of the researcher the social justice will only be achieved when there will be political will, reduction of external dependence, concrete measures for this purpose, strengthening of public institutions whose functioning is still disabled, as well as speeches oriented to results.

Alexandrino Forquilha goes on to explain that, for example, it is not enough to expand the higher education system, sanitary units and other basic social services for the districts, it is necessary, too, that the Government bet on creation and allocation of qualified human resources and ensure that have decent housing to avoid depreciation of the quality of education, of health services at the workplaces.

Forquilha made these statements this Monday (25), in Maputo, in the context of a debate sponsored by Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM) on "public policies as a factor of social exclusion".

It should be noted that, for example, only in the education sector the country has a deficit of 788 thousand desks, which causes thousands of cadets to attend the classes sitting on the floor or in hollowed-out trees, a doctor is for 100 thousand inhabitants, among other supposed limitations arising from the smallness of the Fund Executive.

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