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The African Challenge | Nampula – The first goal

The wake up in Nampula revealed, first hand, the extreme climate that will accompany us in the coming days: scorching heat and extreme humidity, or if this were not the time of the monsoons. We will certainly be entitled to a torrential rain every day and a gallon of water to compensate for the loss of liquids that will be huge, but we have to be tough.

As we were scheduled to meet with the Nampula City Council, we went there at the right time and at 10 o’clock in the morning we were kindly received by the entire Presidency team, with apologies presented by Alderman Alexander for not being present the President of the Municipality, who was traveling through the territory.

Right away the local singing group welcomed us with traditional music typically Macua, a name given to the people of Nampula.

Already within the Municipal Council building, after a brief presentation of the project and its motivations on our part, there were exchanges of memories and the guarantee that the relations between the Municipalities of Amarante and Nampula would be narrowed, in the sense of finding partnerships and future exchanges.

We were in fact entrusted with sending greetings to the Bishop personally and carried with us a remembrance of the Council to deliver to D. Manuel Vieira Pinto upon our return to Portugal.

Even before the beautiful breakfast served at Hotel Girassol, we had the opportunity to personally meet the author of the book “O VISIONÁRIO DE NAMPULA”, Father José Luzia, himself a disciple of Bishop Manuel Vieira Pinto, a native of Amarante and motivating agent of this mission. to give you the memories of the Municipality of Amarante.

We were in fact entrusted with sending greetings to the Bishop personally and carried with us a remembrance of the Council to deliver to D. Manuel Vieira Pinto upon our return to Portugal.

The rest of the day was spent in reinstatements and maintenance to the motorcycles, so that everything was ready to leave the next day that will take us to the Island of Mozambique and finally to Pemba, where we will be before entering Tanzania.