Malawi minister calls for enhanced regional integration to address energy hurdles – Capital Radio Malawi
18 June, 2024

Malawi minister calls for enhanced regional integration to address energy hurdles

Minister of Energy Ibrahim Matola is challenging African countries to trust in their own human capital such as engineers when addressing challenges affecting the sector.

Speaking at the 9th edition of Mozambique Mining and Energy Conference and Exhibition, Matola hinted that it is time to encourage regional integration while also focusing on developing local solutions within member countries .

“Such collaborative efforts are necessary since common problems cannot be resolved independently without proper cooperation among African countries,” Matola said.

During the High Level Roundtable discussion, Matola cited Malawi’s Electricity Generation Company (EGENCO) which has managed to restore power at it’s Kapichira plant as an indication that many solutions can be found locally and not on external expertise.

He further appealed for greater sharing of skills and ideas between African nations so as to create effective policies which are beneficial both at national and regional levels.

The 9th edition of the Mining & Energy Conference is taking place from today the 26th April until tomorrow the 27th, at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre in Maputo, Mozambique

Among other major objectives the conference provides a unique opportunity for networking among all stakeholders and offers insights into the vast opportunities available in these important sectors of the economy.

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