Sonangol looks for greater efficiency through assets sales

The state-owned National Fuel Society (Sonangol) is undergoing a restructuring process which will reduce the company’s structure through the sale of some of its assets and branches, with a view to making it become more robust and efficient.

Last Thursday, Sonangol launched in Luanda its “Regeneration Programme”, which will cost the company 40 million euros in the next three years, with a view to making Sonangol’s core business fundamentally be the research, prospecting, exploration and distribution of oil.  The restructuration programme, which will be implemented in different stages, is intended to maximise the potential of Sonangol’s assets, transform it into a competitive and profitable company, as well as intensify its activity and boost production.

The programme, presented by the C.E.O of Sonangol, Carlos Saturnino, will include a merger of the company’s upstream undertakings into one activity. The company has also drafted a list of its participations in various other business ventures or enterprises, which it has submitted to the Central Executive, with a view to terminating such participations until the end of next year. The restructuration programme for Sonangol was approved last September by the Head of the Executive, President João Lourenço.

Source: Angola Press

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