Natalia Camba, Head of Local Content, National Petroleum Institute, addressed advancements in local production brought about by COVID-19, as well as the value of dedicated leadership in developing Mozambique’s energy sector, as demonstrated by the administration of H.E. President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi.
Speaking to ECP in March, she noted that local content involved the participation and development of the local workforce within the sector. Despite the negative impacts of the ongoing pandemic, Camba pointed out that local production actually saw an increase since the onset of COVID-19.
“I would like to mention an interesting aspect that COVID-19 brought as an impact, which is local production,” said Camba. “We witnessed in Mozambique, as well as many other parts of the world, a great innovation with regards to the introduction of local production of sanitizing items, such as sanitizers, alcohol gel and masks.”
Additionally, Camba emphasized the value of influential leadership in transforming sizable natural resources into large-scale gas developments. Without a supportive regulatory structure, Camba stated that Mozambique’s energy success to date would not have been achieved.
“The award given to the President is well-deserved, particularly when you look at the oil and gas sector,” said Camba. “When you look at the milestones reached so far, and all of the achievements that Mozambique was able to register as a country in terms of project execution – as well as the approval of various legal, fiscal and administrative frameworks – it is very easy to notice the great leap that Mozambique took over the years.”
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