In the Republic of Congo today, at a meeting of ministers for Industry and Energy from the Central African energy hub, they signed the agreement protocol on border interconnection between the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. The ceremony was overseen by the Minister for Congolese Hydroelectric Energy, Serge Blaise Zoniaba.
The interconnection of electrical networks and cross-border electrification are some of the aims of governments from the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC).
In its capacity as a financial institution, the representative from the European Union, Karl Rawert, underlined that his institution would always provide support for projects for the benefit of development on the African continent.
For his part, the Deputy Minister Charged with Mines, Energy and Water Resources, Christian Menvie M’Obame, representing the Gabonese Government, pointed out that this agreement was part of the initiatives and will of the governments from the two countries.
Miguel Ekua Ondo, Minister for Industry and Energy, in his speech minutes before the signing of the agreement protocol, expressed satisfaction on seeing the wishes of the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea carried out regarding interconnection in the CEEAC energy sector.
Miguel Ekua Ondo, representing the Malabo Government, underlined the fact that energy formed an essential part of sustainable development in the Central African subregion.
After various speeches and motions of gratitude, the two ministers signed the agreement protocol on the project of interconnection of electrical networks and cross-border electrification between Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Gabon.
For the roll-out of this regional project, a meeting is expected in the near future between experts from the energy company in Gabon and experts from Equatorial Guinea, in order to coordinate the start of the work.
Work on the signing of this agreement protocol began in 2014, with the first tripartite meeting between Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the permanent secretary for the energy hub of Central African States.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea