By Ndubuisi Micheal Obineme
The President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, held a high-level meeting with the African Energy Chamber’s (AEC) Chairman, NJ Ayuk, over first-ever Africa’s energy focused event, African Energy Week (AEW) 2021.
In a statement made know to the Oil and Gas Republic, the discussions also focused on the opportunities in oil, natural gas and other potential mineral resources for the energy transition.
Zimbabwe is making headway to pioneering a diversified energy mix and strengthening the country’s energy industry for growth opportunities.
African Energy Chamber’s Executive Chairman, NJ Ayuk said: “President ED Mnangagwa is committed to developing a robust energy sector to meet the growing needs of a potentially vibrant, productive, and resilient economy and people.
“Zimbabwe has done an amazing job with COVID-19 vaccination and must be complemented and encouraged.
“We discussed opportunities in oil and natural gas, critical minerals for energy transition, solar and also energy security and infrastructure.
“Investment is needed into these critical sectors, and we will make Zimbabwe a priority during African Energy Week in Cape Town.”
African Energy Week is the African Energy Chamber’s first-ever interactive exhibition and networking event that seeks to unite African energy stakeholders, drive industry growth and development in the entire value chain of Africa’s energy sector.
The event will hold on 9th – 12 November 2021 at The V&A Waterfront in Capetown, South Africa.