Resettlement From Hulene Dump to Cost U.S.$ 100 Million

Maputo — The Mozambican government needs almost 100 million US dollars to resettle about 1,750 households living in the vicinity of the sprawling rubbish dump in the Maputo neighbourhood of Hulene.

Heavy rains caused part of the dump to collapse on 19 February, destroying seven houses and killing 18 people. Survivors and those from nearby houses were moved to an accommodation centre in the Ferroviario neighbourhood.

But the government and Maputo Municipal Council have decided to demolish all houses located in the immediate vicinity of the dump, and ensure that nobody will return to live in such a dangerous place. It wants to resettle the households still living near the dump in Bobole, in Marracuene district, about 30 kilometres north of Maputo.