Mozambique: president Nyusi appoints new Prime minister

Mozambique: president Nyusi appoints new Prime minister

The Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday appointed Adriano Afonso Maleiane as the new prime minister, shortly after sacking six ministers as part of a cabinet reshuffle.

Adriano Afonso Maleiane now replaces former Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário.

The president also named Ernesto Max Tonela as the Minister of Economy and Finance.

Carlos Zacarias, currently President of the National Institute of Petroleum (INP) in charge of granting licenses for oil and gas projects, becomes Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Reuters reports.

The other new appointments were Deputy Minister of Economy and Finance and Minister of Industry and trade.

Nyusi also shifted Lidia Cardoso from Deputy Minister of Health to Minister of Sea, Inland Waters and Fisheries.

On Wednesday, Nyusi fired six ministers, without giving a reason, in what was seen as a major cabinet reshuffle.

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