Maputo — Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario on Friday urged people displaced by the fighting in the northern province of Cabo Delgado to distance themselves from the terrorists responsible for the violence.
He was speaking to about 50 displaced people who have taken refuge in the town of Namialo, in Nampula province.
Rosario told his audience that the government is committed to ending the attacks which drive people from their homes and prevent them from producing food.
He told the displaced that the government has a development programme under way to produce food, and to improve social conditions, such as the building of roads, schools and health centres, all in order to improve the quality of life of Mozambicans
"But this programme is running into two difficulties", Rosario said.
Earlier in the day, Rosario held a meeting with the administrators of the six Nampula districts that are accommodating people displaced from Cabo Delgado.