The Ministers from Tanzania, South Sudan and Kenya will be speaking in the Ministerial Address on the key opportunities and challenges in the East African oil and gas industry. The ministers from Mozambique, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi have also been personally invited by Hon. Kiraitu Murungi and are all expected to participate in this session.
New sponsors for the summit include Newport Africa, Simba Energy and NOC Kenya and more speaker, sponsor and programme announcements are expected in the next week as the momentum builds in the final count down to the summit.
''The EAOG Summit is the first in what will become a pivotal annual event of great investor and stakeholder interest. We invite both the regional and international oil and gas communities to join us in Nairobi, 12th to 14th November. I ask you to join me in wholeheartedly supporting this event'' said Hon. Kiraitu Murungi. He explained how the country is keen to learn from the best practices around the world to guide the exploitation of oil in an effort to protect the country from the risks associated with oil. “We are looking at countries like Abu Dhabi, Norway and Ghana which have managed their oil resources fairly well as examples. However, we want to make Kenya a case study of the best management of oil in the world,” he said. Case studies on using oil revenues for a diverse economy are covered on the summit programme in session 4 on the impact of increasing oil and gas revenues for the region.
The programme been published this week and it includes sessions led by government and industry experts examining the challenges and opportunities in East Africa from a government and private company perspective;
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