Mozambique plays host to Africa energy ministers

Twenty-two African energy ministers meet this week in Maputo with specialists from the continent and around the world to discuss African energy issues.

Mozambique Energy Minister Salvador Namburete told a news conference the meeting gives Africa a chance to look at supply and use of energy in Africa. Subjects include marketing of oil and gas, development of hydroelectric projects, power plants, renewable energies, power demand, reforms, and participation of the private sector.

“We want to adopt a global and common position that would be consolidated in a declaration to be called ‘Maputo Declaration,’ outlining security and stability of energy in Africa,” the minister said. “We want to harmonize problems and projects of continental or regional interests.”

Namburete said the meeting also would look at ways of obtaining financial resources to provide member states with the ability to develop and implement integrated energy projects.

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