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Mozambican peace agreement is step in the right direction

Mozambican peace agreement is step in the right direction

Staff Reporter
PRESIDENT Hage Geingob will attend a historic moment for the Mozambique when he will witness the signing ceremony of the Election Peace Pledge Agreement in Maputo.
According to a statement issued by State House the visit to Maputo comes at the invitation of the President of Mozambique.
“The Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Dr. Hage Geingob has accepted to participate in the Signing Ceremony of the Election Peace Pledge Agreement between the FRELIMO-led Government and RENAMO rebels.”
The agreement will also include other stakeholders and the ceremony will take place in Maputo, Mozambique today.
The Election Peace Pledge Agreement follows the Peace Accord, marking an official end to the conflict between RENAMO armed men and the defence and security forces that was signed on 1 August 2019 in Gorongosa, Beira by the President Nyusi and the leader of RENAMO, Mr. Ossufo Momade. The objective of the Election Peace Pledge is to hold peaceful elections in October 2019.
Upon accepting the invitation to participate in the Election Peace Pledge and deliver remarks at the ceremony, the SADC Chair, President Geingob said: “I wish to commend President Nyusi and the FRELIMO led Government for having concluded this watershed agreement with the opposition, RENAMO. This historic moment is an indication to the world that Africa is fully committed to turn a new leaf. Africans on their own accord, as brothers and sisters in Mozambique are willing to put to rest hostility and embrace the spirit of peace and harmony. It is an epoch making event in the history of Mozambique and worthy of celebration in the SADC and the African Union (AU).”
President Geingob departed for Maputo last night and will return to Namibia this afternoon.

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