The secretary general of the African Petroleum Producers Organisation (APPO) has called for action to reform Africa’s energy sector.
APPO members will meet in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea for the Cape VII Exhibition and Conference from 1-5 April 2018. The new APPO reforms aim to increase the organisation’s influence on the international stage.
The reforms will include prioritising intra-African trade, creating economic diversification through the energy sector and calling for increased cooperation among Africa’s oil producing and non-oil producing countries to strengthen Africa’s position on the global stage.
Mahaman Laouan Gaya, secretary general of APPO in an interview with Africa Oil and Power, said he aims to encourage more synergy within Africa’s APPO’s 18 member countries (out of 20 oil producers on the continent) as well as the additional 30 African countries that are exploring for oil and gas reserves.
Source: Oil Review Africa