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Zimbabwean minister of energy and power development to visit South Africa in May

Elias Mudzuri,
Zimbabwean minister
of energy and power
15 April 2009 – Zimbabwe’s newly appointed minister of energy and power development, the honourable minister Elias Mudzuri, will be attending the Power Indaba in Cape Town in May this year.

The minister is a Zimbabwean engineer and politician. Before being appointed as minister of Energy and Power Development in February 2009, he was elected to a four-year term as Mayor of Harare in March 2002.

Trained in Sierra Leone as a civil engineer, the honourable minister received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1987.  He is also a Fellow of the Zimbabwe Institution of Engineers.

Minister Mudzuri is one of 12 ministers who will be attending the Power Indaba conference with a view to promoting their country’s investment opportunities and meeting with and speaking to potential investors.

Power Indaba 2009 is an executive two day conference and unique meeting forum for ministerial delegations, high level power executives, policymakers and international financiers which will explore the options available to Africa given the current financial crisis, while highlighting investment opportunities within the African power industry.

It is the only event of its kind on the African continent and focuses specifically on investment in the African Power industry, and is the continent’s best resource for up-to-date information on financing and new business within the sector.

Power Indaba 2009 will consist of four case study presentations and interactive panel discussions. Sessions are regionally focussed on SADC; West and North Africa; East and Central Africa, with the objective being to provide you with access to African decision makers and investment opportunities. The discussion panels for the regional discussions will be made up of ministers and CEOs from a variety of ministries and utilities across Africa.

The penultimate conference session will focus on Accessing investment, where the focus will be from the perspective of the investor, and discussions will centre around aspects such as risk management and innovative solutions to investment challenges.

The event will take place on 20 and 21 May 2009 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, with a pre-conference workshop taking place on 19th May.

More information about Power Indaba can be found online at www.powerindaba.com or contact the conference producer, Claire Volkwyn at claire.volkwyn@spintelligent.com or +27 21 700 3559.