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.
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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.
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