Businessmen consider paralyzing commercial activities in Mozambique

Empresários ponderam paralisar actividades comerciais em Moçambique

Mozambican businesspeople are considering paralyzing their economic activities in protest against the wave of kidnappings in recent years in Mozambique.

The information was provided by the Confederation of Economic Associations - CTA on the sidelines of a meeting that discussed, among other things, the impact of kidnapping crimes on the Mozambican economy.

"Nothing has been decided. This is one of the ideas put forward by most of the associations in solidarity with the victims. For now, they are just suggestions," said Zuneid Calmias, spokesperson for the meeting that brought together business associations recently in Maputo.

On that occasion, he said that in the first phase the CTA would prioritize dialogue, despite the fact that the associations wanted to paralyze activities in every way possible.

The meeting also served as an opportunity for the union to raise issues for dialogue with the government in search of joint solutions to stop kidnappings and abductions.

But for now, "what we're seeing is a weak response to this problem, even though some people are being detained. There is great concern about the response".

This year, three kidnappings of businessmen have already been reported in Maputo city center alone, the latest of which took place on Sunday (11). The victim is a 65-year-old man, owner of "Vossa Garrafeira" - a commercial establishment specializing in the sale of wines, in the country's most heavily guarded "Zona Militar/".

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