(Vanguard News Nigeria) Equatorial Guinea is moving forward with its Year of Energy initiative for 2019, with H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, the Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, launching a continental campaign to raise support for the 2019 lineup of elite events — African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) CAPE VII in April and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) 5th Gas Summit in November, both to be held in Malabo next year.
Bringing Africa together
Minister Lima traveled to Juba for the 2018 South Sudan Oil & Power conference, meeting with key officials in Africa’s oil and gas sphere, including H.E. Azhari Abdel-Gadir Abdalla, Minister of Petroleum and Minerals of the Republic of Sudan; Hon. Lokeris Peter, Minister of State for Energy and Minerals Development, Republic of Uganda; H.E. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, the Minister of Petroleum of South Sudan; and H.E. Jeff Radebe, Minister of Energy of South Africa.
H.E. Mahaman Gaya, Secretary General of APPO, is also promoting the Cape VII conference and attending South Sudan Oil & Power 2019.
In the spirit of the Year of Energy, South Sudan Oil & Power 2018 strengthened its commitment with African countries from around the continent, signing cooperation agreements and engaging with the President of South Sudan, H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit.
Last week, Minister Lima travelled to Nairobi, Dakar and Luanda, in support of the Year of Energy, Africa’s gas monetization efforts and driving new exploration.