Renewable Energy, Increasingly Important for Africa (Minister)
Bamako – Renewable energy exploited from resources previously considered a constraint (sun, wind, floods …) is becoming increasingly important for the African continent, said, Friday in Bamako, minister of Energy, Mining and Sustainable Development, Aziz Rabbah.
“Renewable energy that was previously considered as a constraint, namely the sun, floods, plants, wind …, is now an opportunity for African countries,” he told MAP at the end of the official opening ceremony of the African Forum on Renewable Energy (AFER).
“Our participation in this forum confirms the very strong relations between Morocco and Mali and our commitment to further develop renewable energy as well as our willingness to cooperate with brotherly and friendly countries,” he said.
“Morocco is a model of inspiration for many African countries,” he said, hailing the signing of a partnership agreement between the Moroccan federation of electricity, electronics and renewable energy (FENELEC) and the Malian federation of electricity, energy, renewable and new energy (FENEM), which touches on the sector of electricity, electronics and renewable energy.
In his speech at the opening ceremony of the forum entitled “Why renewable energy is an opportunity for Africa?”, Mali’s minister of Energy and Water, Malick El Housseini, said the choice of Morocco as the guest of honor of this event reflects the excellent relations between the two countries, highlighting the efforts made by his country to promote the sector of renewable energy.