Kidnappings have already earned more than $34 million for criminals in Mozambique

Businessmen from the private sector on Monday (27) called again on the Maputo government to take concrete and effective measures to stop the wave of kidnappings that often have victims, businessmen or their relatives of Asian origin.
According to Agostinho Vuma, President of the Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA), “provisional data from a study indicate that the kidnapping industry has already extorted more than 2.2 billion Meticais”.
The figure presented by Vuma is equivalent to $34 million.
Another no less important impact is that there are a considerable number of businessmen who ended up giving up investing in the country. Some because they felt the action of the kidnappers, others because of the fear of the insecurity generated.
In parliament, the opposition members of parliament say that the alarm has been ringing for a long time and are once again waiting for the government to provide explanations for a definitive solution to the problem.

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