Mozambique says issue of Malawi Nsanje Inland Port a closed affair

An influential newspaper in Mozambique has described as a closed affair the issue of Nsanje Inland Port.

Nsanje Port dream crumbles
Noticias newspaper says Maputo is not in talks with Lilongwe on Nsanje port

The Portuguese language Noticias newspaper says Maputo is not in talks with Lilongwe and has nothing to talk to Malawi about the port in Nsanje.

This comes barely a week after president Peter Mutharika said in Nsanje that he was in talks with the Mozambican authorities, adding that as soon as he gets permit, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will immediately resume building the infrastructure.

But the head of the department of Bilateral Cooperation at the ministry of Transport and Communications, Horacio Parquinio told the newspaper that recent in-depth environmental feasibility studies have been carried out which did not recommend the navigability of the Zambezi river.

At a recent meeting on the Nacala Corridor project, they wanted to bring the issue of the port of Nsanje to the table and we, the Mozambican delegation, made it clear that this was no longer a matter for discussion and the issue was taken off the agenda,” Parquinio was quoted as saying.

This shatters the dream colour of former president Bingu wa Mutharika who envisioned a world class port in Nsanje with a world class airport and city.

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nompumelelo khuzwayo
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paja chi bwampini chokalamba ichi full of lies!!!!

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya

I strongly support the stand of the Mozambican people and government.This goes back when Mozambique took up arms to redeem their nation from the Portuguese fascists ,who controlled Angola,Mozambique and Guinea Bissau.During their encounter with the African nations they,ruled,the government of Malawi headed by the Malawi’s pro-imperialists stooge acting like a woman prostitute Hastings Banda,the people of Malawi were badly isolated and hated by fellow Africans for supporting the imperialists to the extent of accepting their Embassies in Malawi.This is the history Africa will never forget even if it takes millions of years.Durung the liberation period,there were,Mozambique,S.Fhodesia, South Africa Namibia,and… Read more »

braveheart
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…kamuzu Banda of MCP was supporting Renamo a rebel group in Mozambique escalating civil war there..if it’s about pointing who is wrong then it’s kamuzu and MCP not APM koz ma rebels mumasapotawo analuza ngati MCP Mpana lero amangoluzabe . Every election in Mozambique Renamo samavomeleza kuluza amati abeledwa just like their sister party here MCP..parties from same cloth

Mendleev
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Mendleev

What good can come from APM mouth. I remember him, 2009 saying akalowa boma the following day akatsekula Nsanje port. Five years passed without saying anything. Now the rerun is here akukanama kkkkkk

TOSH
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ACHITA BWINO TINANENA KUTI AMENE AKULANKHULA PITALA NDI MALOTO ACHUMBA KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

Kasaila
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Problem is not with Mozambique government. Neither is it the issue to do with Malawi opposition. The tragedy is about the clueless, mediocre and greedy Malawi leadership.Leadership which has not networking or negotiation skills.

Charie
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Charie

God help Malawi,Apm akuyesetsa kupanga ma plan otukulira dzikoli koma Vuto ndi amalawi kukhomerela kufuna mpando .ndi ndani angadane ndi chitukuko chabwino ngati chimenechi.

Falison chibwana
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Falison chibwana

The problem is our, leaders,, they just doing things own they own, thinking that, they have got power to overcome,, everything easy,,, now Mozambique is taking chances on us,, since they uses our land for some of they, development,,, but they don’t want us to have opportunity to use thy side, which is selfish

Nzeru Banda
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The problem is with Malawi Government. As a nation we failed to negotiate a good deal when the window of opportunity was opened the time the Mozambique Government requested to pass their coal in transit this country to Nacala sea port for export to Brazil. How could we allow them use our land and allow them refuse use of Zambezi river to connect Nsanje through the Shire. Are we really that myopic or something is happening behind doors that the citizenry do not know? Can someone explain what is in the deal to carry coal from Moartize to Nacala via… Read more »

Sahara
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Sahara

Zamanyazi a Pitala amanama