Its worth comparing Mozambique with my home State of South Australia to put its poverty in perspective. South Australia with a population of 1.5 million people is the poorest mainland state in Australia. Mozambique’s GDP is one third of the GDP of South Australia. Mozambique has 32 million people versus the 1.5 million of South Australia. Mozambique produces about two thirds of the electricity of South Australia and exports most of it to South Africa. Most of the population of Mozambique does not have access to electricity.
The sad thing is, that in the almost 3 years since I was last in Mozambique its seems that little has changed.