Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea to strengthen cooperation in energy and mineral resources sector

Up until September 9th, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Energy and Power Development is in Mozambique for a number of meetings and site visits.
Carlos Zacarias, the minister of mineral resources and energy for Mozambique, met separately with Zhemu Soda, Zimbabwe’s minister of energy and power development, and Santiago Eneme Nsuga, the deputy minister for mines and hydrocarbons for Equatorial Guinea.
Zimbabwe’s Minister Zhemu Soda highlighted his nation’s interest in taking part in all stages of the Mphanda Nkuwa Hydroelectric Project’s development and in securing power to support the country’s mining sector at the meeting, which was the first of his working tour to Mozambique.
At a time when the nation is seeking partners for the Mphanda Nkuwa project, which will expand Mozambique’s energy potential as well as that of the entire southern African region, Minister Carlos Zacarias indicated his government’s openness to this paradigm.
In order to further the mechanisms that could increase the energy export to Zimbabwe from the Temane and the Mphanda Nkuwa power plants between 2024 and 2031, Minister Zacarias directed teams from Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM) and the Mphanda Nkuwa Office to join technicians from the National Energy Company of Zimbabwe (ZESA) and members of the governments of both countries for technical meetings.
The deputy minister of Equatorial Guinea, Santiago Eneme Nsuga, expressed the desire for his nation to learn from Mozambique’s expertise in the growth of the mining industry, including its methods and lessons learned.
Since 2017, Mozambique and Equatorial Guinea have worked in the hydrocarbons sector through a memorandum of understanding that will serve as the foundation for a cooperation agreement and is presently being assessed.