Agence France-PresseApril 10, 2013 12:45
The Mozambican government has approved a draft of a new petroleum law which will see communities get a slice of the country's oil revenues.
The spokesman for the Council of Ministers, Alberto Nkutumala, said the decision was taken at a session late on Tuesday.
"Of the revenues that result from oil operations in Mozambique, a part shall go to communities that are located in areas where operations take place," said Nkutumala.
It is not yet clear what the allocation to local communities would be.