By Juma Nsubuga
The Minister for Energy and Mineral Development Dr Ruth Nankabirwa has said that Uganda is to host the 10th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition 2023.
She revealed this to this News site during an exclusive interview at the ministry of Energy headquarters in Kampala.
Nankabirwa said that during this conference Uganda will demonstrate its potential in the development of Oil and Gas sector.
“This conference aims at showcasing the East African community (EAC) as a destination of choice for Oil and Gas investment opportunities to enhance socioeconomic transformation” the minister said adding that,
“Uganda will also put a case across to European Governments to indicate that Africa is determined to exploit its natural resources especially in Oil and Gas sector”
Nankabirwa also said that the main objective of this conference is enhance investment in the region by demonstrating the potential Uganda has in Oil and Gas sector.
The conference will take place on 9th to 11th next month at Serena Hotel in Kampala under the Theme: ‘The East Africa as a hub for for investment in exploration and exploitation of petroleum resources for sustainable energy and socioeconomic development’
Nankabirwa further stressed that the conference will provide a unique forum for dialogue for all players in the Oil and Gas industry at both regional and international levels.