A delegation from the Ministry for Industry and Energy, led by the Secretary of State, Cesar Augusto Hinestrosa Gomez, representing the departmental minister, took part in the Conference of Africa Industrialisation Week, held from 19th to 23rd November at the headquarters of the African Union, in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. The conference has the banner “Promoting the regional value chain in Africa: A way to accelerate structural transformation, industrialisation and pharmaceutical production in Africa”.
In the opening session of the event, various speeches were heard from representatives of international bodies, ministers for Industry and Trade from Niger and the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and the speech from Albert M. Muchanga, Commissioner for Trade and Industry from the African Union, who welcomed the delegations and stressed, in a general way, the importance of industrialisation on the continent.
Following that, there was a panel of questions and speeches moderated by Hermogenes Nsengimina, General Secretary from the African Standardisation Organisation (ARSO), and made up of various ministers for Industry and Trade from Governments within the African Union, and the Secretary of State for Industry and Energy from our country, together with leaders from the private sector.
The panellists developed and gave responses to the central theme of the conference, and also addressed the following issues: The financing of Industrialisation, Special Economic Areas, the Value Chain, the Policies to implement from the point of view of a National Vision and Strategies for Industrialisation, Strategies for the development of Small and Medium Sized companies.
After conclusions on the speeches, the official opening session for the event came to a close.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office