Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM), which mines rubies in the province of Cabo Delgado, in the north of the country, offered five and a half tons of seeds of various crops to families affected by the armed attacks.
?the provision of seeds is made to support families who have recently returned to their home areas and who, having been away, have not been able to prepare their fields for the current agricultural campaign,? said MRM in the statement sent to the media today.
The seeds, ?certified and with high production potential?, were distributed to 412 families from two communities in the Ancuabe and Montepuez districts, affected ?by attacks attributed to insurgent activity on October 20, 2022? the document quoted by Lusa refers.
This offer comes at the right time because we are in the sowing season. We thank the company for the gesture and we are sure that these seeds will help us to take care of our families?, declared Inácio Geraldo, chief of the Mpene village, one of the beneficiaries of the initiative, quoted in the communiqué.
The five and a half tons of seeds of corn, beans, peanuts and sesame, represent a funding of about one million meticais, according to Montepuez Rubi Mining.
Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM) has about 34,000 hectares of concession for ruby exploration in Cabo Delgado and presents itself as the main investor in ruby extraction in Mozambique, being 75% owned by the Gemfields group and 25% owned by Mozambican Mwiriti Limitada.
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