President Guebuza inaugurates technical and vocational school in Inhambane
Maputo, 5 Aug (AIM) - Mozambican President, Armando Guebuza, on Thursday inaugurated the Technical and Vocational School in Mabote, a district in Inhambane province.
Situated in the village of Mucuacua, 14 kilometres from the town of Mabote, the school buildings cost about 85 million meticais (2.5 million US dollars). Finance for the school came from the South African petroleum company SASOL, as part of its social responsibility programme in the northern districts of Inhambane province.
The school will teach courses in animal husbandry, carpentry and construction. The school has fully equipped workshops for practical classes.
With the capacity to handle 300 students, the school has computer rooms for 40 users, conference rooms, and two dormitories for up to 144 students.
The school has a tractor, a pickup truck, a water purification system, an electricity generator and a rainwater capture system.
The school was built in Mucuacua because it is in an area with fertile soil and there is no danger from wild animals. An abundance of land meant that the school was able to acquire 500 hectares without the need to provide compensation to local residents.
The zone has fertile red clay soil and the average rainfall is between 400 and 600 mm. The area is home to various wild animals including gazelles, wild boars, rabbits and birds.
In years with regular rainfall the region is productive, in particular producing good crops of cowpeas, maize, groundnuts, beans and sorghum.
After the inauguration of the school, President Guebuza went to the administrative post of Mapinhane, in the district of Vilankulo, as part of his open presidency.
Inhambane is the last province to be visited by the President this year. Each year he visits all eleven provinces of the country in the ambit of his campaign of direct contact with the people.
President Guebuza visited practically all 128 districts of the country during his first five years in office. Now, in the first full year since he was elected to his second term, his attention has turned to the Administrative Posts.
At a rally in Mapinhane, President Guebuza said "we have to dedicate ourselves to work and fight those obstacles that appear when we work. Only then will we safely walk the course towards wellbeing".
He stressed that only with work can poverty be combatted since this is the only way to produce wealth.
On Thursday President Guebuza visits the district of Funhalouro, and on Friday and Saturday he will visit Morrumbene and Zavala, respectively.
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