Filipe Nyusi, the president of Mozambique, left the African Union meeting early in order to oversee his nation’s response to the torrential rains and the approaching Tropical Cyclone Freddy.
The UN estimates that up to two million people might be impacted by the cyclone when it makes landfall on nearby Madagascar on Monday.
President Nyusi expressed satisfaction with how well his nation handled the effects of cyclones and torrential rainfall.
“We have to start being people who value our experience. It is recognised. It’s up to us to sell it as a national product. As we have done things, the world considers that we have done well. As a government, as opposition parties, as Mozambicans, including civilians, we have a product that we are proud of and saleable,” he said.
Experts predict that Tropical Cyclone Freddy could affect nations along the coast from Tanzania to South Africa.
Last week, flood killed 10 people in southern Mozambique, including the capital Maputo, after heavy rains unleashed over the past few days.
Confirming the incident, the Head of the National Disaster Management Institute (INGD), Luisa Meque, said 43,426 people were affected by the floods.
Meanwhile, the UN says humanitarian organisations are monitoring the situation and mobilising to support government-led efforts in that country.
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