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Energy Chamber calls for more collaboration for gas exploration

The African Energy Chamber (CEA) argues that collaboration and sharing of experiences are essential to develop a gas project in the country, in a market-oriented approach “.

For the president of CEA in Mozambique, Florival Mucave, the need for more collaboration and shared experience among African energy experts will be critical for Mozambique in the context of transforming the huge discoveries of natural gas into revenues for the state “, he considered.

The representative of this private group focused on increasing the investments of multinationals in Africa said that “the State and the private sector need to play a leading role in the development of the essential infrastructures for the domestic use of gas, which will be decisive for the development of the country. and to solve the problems of difficulties in accessing energy by its citizens “, added this Mozambican businessman.

Mucave’s statements come in a context of worsening security problems in the north of the country, where the biggest investments of oil companies in gas exploration are being made and promise to multiply the country’s wealth through the exploration and export of liquefied natural gas.

Mozambican economic agents in the public and private sectors recognize that the country “is at a crossroads in its development, and in that context the construction of an energy policy that takes into account climate issues is essential for the country”, defends Mucave, adding that the Mozambique gas, “it is important for the world and will act as a bridge to other sources of energy, so local entrepreneurs must be ready to participate in this development, where local content and employment cannot be just ‘slogans’, but concerns real, “he said.


Looking inwards, he stated that “issues return of gas for internal consumption and local concerns must be addressed with a market-driven approach, which will pave the way for the use of affordable gas, which will be the engine for launching sustained growth in industry and agriculture “.


The consortium led by the French oil company Total managed in 2020 to raise the $ 15.8 billion that was missing to complete the total budget of $ 23 billion to invest in the mega-project for natural gas in Area 1 of the Rovuma basin, whose first export should happen closer to 2025.

The exploitation of natural gas in northern Mozambique is the largest private investment in sub-Saharan Africa and international analysts and observers point out that it has the power to change the Mozambican economy if revenues are used well.

The African Energy Chamber, based in Johannesburg, is a private entity designed to encourage investment in Africa.

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Between Mozambique and Tanzania Cross-border pact to combat terrorists • Nyusi announces clemency to repentant terrorists After the agreement signed last year, for the exchange of information on the incursions of armed groups, between Mozambique and Tanzania, this week, in a high-level meeting, the Mozambican statesman, Filipe Nyusi, and that of Tanzania, John Magufuli, sealed the cross-border pact to corner the terrorist group that has been plaguing the northern province of Cabo Delgado since 2017, and which has the Tanzanian territory as the gateway to Mozambique and the retreat zone. At a high-level meeting, held on Monday (January 11), in Tanzania, between Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi and his counterpart John Magufuli, both accompanied by high-ranking defense and security forces, action strategies were discussed. joint and coordinated efforts to trap the group of insurgents, such as terrorist modus operandi, with foreign leaders, who perpetrate terror in districts of Cabo Delgado province, claiming lives and destroying social and economic infrastructure. Life and death pact After this meeting that lasted about three hours, in Tanzanian territory but close to Cabo Delgado, the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, already in Mozambican territory, without going into details, explains the pact as follows: “Tanzania is saying who prefers to die with us “. Officially, Tanzania, a country bordering Mozambique, through Cabo Delgado, has expressed its willingness to cooperate with Mozambique in the fight against armed groups in this province, whose attacks, which date back to 2017, have been classified since last year. by the Mozambican state and international authorities threatening terrorism. As a result of the meeting, before the press in Cabo Delgado, Filipe Nyusi preferred to start with a contextual approach, referring that the purpose of the visit was to deepen the relations of friendship and cooperation, stressing that relations must always be aligned, not being a finished product, then focusing on security issues. “It was an unavoidable theme due to the reality that our country lives. We want to develop Mozambique and the Tanzanians want to develop Tanzania. They want water and energy. They want good housing, roads and food and these things only happen safely. So, at all times when discussing the development of a country or society, security is automatically discussed. We gave our points of view and explained what the current reality of Mozambique is, ”said the Mozambican statesman, without giving details of the content of the security dialogue with his Tanzanian counterpart. In reference to the attacks in Cabo Delgado and in the center of the country, he said: “we transmitted our information in the scope of security in the north and center operational theater. We affirm that we will return to the meetings of the mixed commissions between Mozambique and Tanzania, including in the area of Defense and Security “, said the statesman, considering the meeting as positive. It is recalled that in November, Mozambique and Tanzania signed an agreement to exchange information on the incursions of armed groups. At the time, Bernardino Rafael, Commander-General of Police of the Republic of Mozambique (PRM), after signing the document that also took place in Tanzania, said that “the agreement provides that we work together to control the border of the Rovuma, working with the populations to denounce the possible movement of terrorists “, revealed, so the most recent meeting was even to seal this cross-border pact to fight these terrorist groups that find” hiding place “in Tanzania without relent. Mercy to recruits … The Mozambican statesman, at a press conference from Cabo Delgado, in the city of Pemba, after the working visit to Tanzania, called for vigilance among the youth of the affected regions, adding that many young people who agreed to join the groups rebels are seriously sorry. “They received several promises and are not seeing the results. They are being directed by people who do not know or know what language they speak. You are not nature killers,” said Filipe Nyusi, in a message addressed to young people recruited for the infamous incursions, recommending them to surrender to the authorities and that they will have due clemency. “Find a way to talk to the Defense and Security Forces so that you can get back to all of us. We will do everything for the Mozambican people to understand that they have been manipulated and used. You are not murderers by nature, you are being moved to that war ”, considered Filipe Nyusi. To demonstrate his willingness to grant mercy to repentant terrorists, the statesman explained what happened during the last attack on Matemo Island in the Ibo district last week, pointing out that the youths who entered Matemo were repelled by the Defense Forces and Safety. “They did everything for everything so that the same young people could go out peacefully because they knew that“ they are innocent ”, he said. Divided military junta In addition to Cabo Delgado, Filipe Nyusi also spoke of the situation in the central part of the country, specifically Manica and Sofala, where the Renamo Military Junta continues to carry out armed attacks against civilians and property, including taking lives as it happened last Saturday. Flipe Nyusi said that he knew that there are divisions in the Military Junta, with two distinct groups, considering that “the majority is aware that this war does not have to be waged, therefore, those who think this way will receive them. We are going to leave Nhongo alone ”or“ with this group ”with which he insists on carrying out attacks, the statesman said. To those who intend to return to society, Filipe Nyusi appealed that they “do not hesitate” to contact the authorities “because they were not made to kill” their own parents or siblings and promised to continue with the spirit of forgiveness that characterizes their governance.