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Maputo, Mozambique

The mayor of Maputo is David Simango
Read about him here

Maputo is the capital and largest city of Mozambique. Known as the City of Acacias, in reference to acacia trees commonly found along its avenues, and the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, Maputo is a port city, with a population of 1,800,000. The ProMaputo II program is geared toward the sustainable development of the city.

Recently, the Maputo Municipal Development Program, with support from the World Bank, saw an informal settlement in Maputo acquire new drainage systems, paved access roads, new recreational spaces, and improvements in solid waste collection. An estimated 40,000 residents directly benefited from the upgrades, including 2000 primary school children whose school has been totally rehabilitated.

Improvements have also led to increased property tax revenue and local businesses have grown to include more than 800 people, mostly women.