African summit focuses on importance of clean energy

3 November 2010

A range of energy specialists and politicians are taking part in a conference that will focus on the importance of developing clean energy in Africa.

The All-Africa Energy Week is running from November 1st to 5th and it will give officials the chance focus on what areas of infrastructure need to be improved.

Aires Ali, Mozambique's prime minister, observed clean energy is vital to the future of the continent.

"Our challenge must always be intensifying actions in order to develop our resources in a rational way for people's benefit from clean and environmentally-friendly energy resources," he added.

Bobby Pittman, the African Development Bank's vice-president for infrastructure, noted his organisation will continue to support low-carbon technologies in the area.

It comes after the Daily Monitor reported countries from eastern and southern Africa got together to discuss infrastructure development and ways in which funding can be increased in the next few years.

Categories: Energy

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