Grant signing ceremony for Mozambique to build 78MW gas plant

RadissonRadisson Blu Hotel is the location for the 2017 AGOA forum. (Image source: Whologwhy/Flickr)The US Trade and Development Agency will hold a grant signing ceremony and subsequent press conference on 10 August 2017, at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) forum to support a greenfield 78MW gas-fired power plant in Mozambique

According to the agency, the press conference will include various industry leaders and stakeholders in energy projects across the continent. In addition, members of media are also invited to witness the signing ceremony.

The press conference will also involve a question and answer (Q&A) session after the grant ceremony.

The grant ceremony will be held at press room adjacent to main pavilion at Radisson Blu Hotel in Lomé.

The ceremony will be attended by several government officials including Thomas R Hardy, acting director of the US Trade and Development Agency, and Carlos dos Santos, ambassador of Mozambique embassy.

In addition, the conference will also be attended by industry leaders such as Diogo Vaz Guedes, president at Kuikila Investments, GbĂȘdonougbo Claude Baguidi, president at Benin Electricity Regulatory Authority, Akinwole Omoboriowo II, chairman and CEO of Genesis Energy, Albert Osueke, power Africa Coordinators office (USAID), Lare D Santiegou, managing director and CFO of Togo and representative from ContourGlobal.

Established in 2000, the AGOA is a unilateral scheme of preferences that initiates in constituting trade relations between the US and sub-Saharan Africa. It grants eligible African countries duty-free access to the US markets on nearly 6,500 products.

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