Uganda’s energy Minister Irene Muloni will travel to Washington DC mid next month, to attend the 3rd Powering Africa Summit on March 9-10.
According to a release by the Africa Press Organisation (APO), Muloni, a guest speaker, will join representatives from 26 countries including 15 other African ministers of energy and over 400 investors in exploring global opportunities within Africa’s energy and infrastructure sectors.
U.S. Representative Congressman Ed Royce, Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Committee has also confirmed to address delegates at the 2017 Summit. Chairman Royce worked tirelessly to pass the Electrify Africa Act which was successfully signed into law in early 2016.
‘The bill seeks to address the significant electricity shortage in Africa that affects the everyday lives of millions of people. His participation will provide an insight into the act and how it will continue to maintain competitiveness in Africa whilst increasing global security and social stability,’ the release states in part..
The Summit will take the form of panel discussions and roundtables focusing on sector-specific topics and addressing how bottlenecks can be overcome to drive forward projects. Maintaining US competitiveness in Africa will be a key theme, setting out how commercial partnerships can deliver energy, create jobs, build capacity and spur industrial growth.