Energy industry congratulates President Nyusi of Mozambique and supports oil and power capacity building initiatives in Africa



The African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) congratulates HE President Nyusi on receiving the Africa Oil & Power “Person of the Year” award for 2020, which will be presented on March 8; President Nyusi has demonstrated admirable long-term thinking, a commitment to local content and a political will to empower the private sector; Online technical workshops organized by Africa Oil & Power will promote capacity building and transfer of local knowledge.

The African Energy Chamber would like to congratulate His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, on accepting the Africa Oil & Power “ Person of the Year ” award for 2020, which will be presented on March 8 in Maputo. The House supports the President and his administration in their efforts to bring real change to Mozambique by building an inclusive and sustainable energy sector that generates benefits for all.

Africa Oil & Power will hold a presidential awards ceremony and technical workshops in Maputo and with global online participation on March 8 and 9, to celebrate the work of the president and the Mozambican government, and to support capacity building and knowledge transfer in the energy industry in Mozambique. The African Energy Chamber – along with the entire private sector in the country – strongly supports these initiatives and endorses Africa Oil & Power in its work in Mozambique.

The country’s energy sector – including exploration and production, LNG processing, gas networks, power infrastructure and services – is at a critical juncture in its development. Many African countries have taken this route, providing valuable experience that can be used to shape the Mozambican sector. But the Chamber recognizes that it is the will, leadership and insight of those responsible that will determine Mozambique’s course and future success. President Nyusi has shown admirable long-term thinking, a dedication to local content and a political will to empower the private sector and the people of Mozambique to create prosperity through energy. It is for this reason that he is a worthy recipient of the important Africa Oil & Power award.

The African Energy Chamber encourages all interested businesses and individuals to participate and contribute to Mozambique’s success to participate in the awards ceremony and online workshops on March 8-9. Registration is free at www.MZGasandPower.com.

“Such initiatives represent what the Chamber sees as the future of events in Africa. It’s not just about building a stage and setting up a chat room. It is about leading a movement that truly creates opportunities for Mozambicans and Africans. It is about focusing on attracting investment to the country, building a narrative about the country, giving a voice to companies that invest on the fact that they must be respected, supporting local companies that have need contracts and communities that need jobs and want to contribute to the growth of the country. This is what Africa Oil & Power is doing and we will support their unique and results-oriented approach, ”said NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber.

“We see Mozambique as a global center for natural gas development, with generations of people and the whole region benefiting from it. Thanks to the work of President Nyusi and his government to encourage the growth of the sector, Mozambique is now very well placed to engage with more foreign investors, the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries and OPEC, but especially to use its gas to develop its economy. , create jobs, create business opportunities and lift people out of poverty. This president is on the right track and we must support him, ”Ayuk concluded.

President Nyusi has now joined an exclusive club when it comes to African energy leadership. Previous recipients of this award include HE the President of Senegal Macky Sall in 2019 and HE Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo, Secretary General of OPEC, in 2018.

The Chamber is committed to working with the Mozambican government, Africa Oil & Power and local associations such as CTA and the Mozambican Chamber of Oil and Gas, to advance the cause of natural gas as a sustainable fuel for development. and an essential element of energy transition in Africa. This resource will bring positive changes, including the reduction of fuel poverty and greater inclusion of women in energy and the workforce.

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