My name is Luciano Reis Elias, I was born in Milange and I have been trading agricultural products for a long time in this district.When we heard the news that there would be a road from Milange to Mocuba, we were all very happy. And now that it is almost completed, life is improving for everyone. Where there is a road, many things happen. Journeys that used do take days sometimes, can now be completed in hours, so we get staples here for essentially the same price as in the big cities.
A cement truck from Mocuba used to spend at least 2 days on the road. And they would sell it at very high prices because there was no competition. But because of this road, there are many people now bringing cement. It’s much easier, and cheaper. At the same time our local agricultural products can now be sold very easily. Production has increased, because they know there are buyers and they can sell at good prices. When the harvest season starts, buyers come from various parts of the province and from the entire country to buy our products. We have never known so much to be sold out of here. Local people too used to buy everything from Quelimane, but now they buy right here and then go and resell in the villages.