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15th EAC Sectoral Council Meeting in Energy currently underway

East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania 8th February, 2022: A four-day East African Community Sectoral Council on Energy is currently underway via hybrid format. 

The overall objective of the Sectoral Council on Energy is to review the progress made in the sector in implementing Council decisions and to consider other issues of regional importance in the areas of New and Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation and Efficiency, Fossil Fuels and Power Sub-sectors. 

The Sectoral Council started today with the Session of Senior Officials which runs from 8th to 9th February, 2022 followed by the Coordination Committee (Session of Permanent/Principal/Under Secretaries) on 10th February, 2022, and the Ministerial Session on 11th February, 2022. 

Among the items on the agenda are consideration of reports on: the Status of implementation of the previous directives/decisions of the Sectoral Council; Centre of Excellence for the East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy efficiency (EACREEE); New and Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency, and; Establishment of the East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency 

In addition, the Sectoral Council will discuss the new date of the 10th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2021; Study on analysis of petroleum policies, legal and regulatory frameworks in the region and Power Supply Situation and the Status of Implementation of the East African Power Master Plan. 

Addressing the opening session of Partner States’ Senior Officials, the EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of the Productive and Social Sectors, Hon. Christophe Bazivamo, said that the energy sector was critical in facilitating the economic activities and contributing to the growth of the EAC integration.  

“We look to you for guidance in steering this sector to play this important role and to align it with the aspirations of the Community for increased access and availability of sufficient and reliable energy services that are competitive,” said Hon. Bazivamo.

For more information, please contact:

Simon Peter Owaka
Senior Public Relations Officer
Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department
EAC Secretariat
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 768 552087
Email: sowaka [at] eachq.org

About the East African Community Secretariat:

The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of six Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

The EAC Secretariat is ISO 9001: 2015 Certified

Group Picture: Seated left to right: Eng. Man’arai Ndovorwi from Regional Energy Regulators Association; Graham Ching’ambu, the Program Manager - Infrastructure, European Union in Zambia; Dr. Mohamedain Seif Elnasr, the Chief Executive Officer of the COMESA based Regional Association of Energy Regulatory Authorities in the Eastern and Southern Africa (RAERESA; Mark Kwai Pun, the Team Leader of the renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency at the IOC; Nganikiye Balthazar, Burundi’s Director General of AREEN; and Prof Okure from the East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREE).

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The Rules of Procedure for the Council of Ministers provide that quorum of the meeting of the Council is all Partner States’ representation. The representation at the Ministerial Session of the Council requires a Minister or Ministers designated by that Partner State.

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The 14th Sectoral Council meeting started today with the Session of Senior Officials which runs from 3rd to 5thJune, 2019 followed by the Coordination Committee (Session of Permanent/Principal/Under Secretaries) on 6thJune, 2019, and the Ministerial Session on 7thJune, 2019.

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Kenya to make its first shipment of crude oil in June 2019

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 East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 8th May 2019: Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Petroleum and Mining, Hon. John Munyes on Wednesday 8th May 2019 graced the official opening of the 9th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2019, themed East African Region - the destination of choice for Oil and Gas Investment Opportunities to enhance Socioeconomic Transformation.

The Cabinet Secretary disclosed that Kenya was on course with the discovery of oil and the country is expected to ship its first 200,000 barrels of crude oil in June 2019 after hitting the 200,000-barrel mark set by the government for it to be able to ship out the product. The Cabinet Secretary also disclosed that Tullow Oil had so far transported 87,000 barrels of crude oil to the refineries storage tanks in Mombasa. 

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