The organisers of African Utility Week are pleased to announce the best line-up yet of top African government ministers who will participate in the event and thus representing some of the most promising economies on the continent.  African Utility Week is the largest and most successful utility conference and exhibition in Africa and takes place at the CTICC in Cape Town from 18 to 22 May this year.  

Part of African Utility Week is Power Indaba, a unique meeting forum for ministerial delegations, high-level power executives, policymakers and international financiers to tackle investment issues head-on, thereby encouraging and fast tracking the development of the African power sector.

The following high-level ministers have already confirmed their participation:

  • Minister Mamadou Igor Diarra, Ministry Energy, Mines and Water, Mali
  • Minister Samuel Améte Sarr, Ministry of  Energy, Senegal
  • Minister Ogunlade Robert Davidson, Ministry of Energy and Power, Sierra Leone
  • Minister William Ngeleja, Minister, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Tanzania
  • Minister Elias Mudzuri, Minister, Ministry of Energy and Power Development, Zimbabwe
  • Minister Charles Keter, Vice Minister of Energy and Mineral Affairs, Kenya
  • Minister Laurent Muzangisa Mutalenu, Minister of Energy, DRC
  • Christopher Neyor, Energy Advisor to the President, Liberia

Thousands of delegates and key industry experts who will be discussing the challenges facing the energy and utility sectors in Africa are expected at African Utility Week which boasts Eskom and the City of Cape Town as host utilities.

The unique training, networking and discussion platforms will demonstrate how utilities can be more efficient and offer cost-effective services through improved infrastructure maintenance, load management, delivery and revenue management choices.

Africa’s power potential has never been better positioned for growth.  With increasing international interest in power development across the continent, and ever increasing direct foreign investment in the power sector, Africa is poised on the edge of a dramatic growth explosion.

For more information contact:
Conference producer:  Claire Volkwyn
Phone:  +27 (0) 21 700-3500 EXT:  3559
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