By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice President, African Chamber of Energy Last month, Angola was reported to be drafting legislation to allow oil, gas and mining activities in 14 national conservation areas, including the Luengue-Luiana National Park, which represents part of the Kavango-Zambezi Transboundary Conservation Area that is spreading across Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe sparked protests by environmental groups. Local environmentalists were outraged, probably tired of the test drilling that had started days earlier on the Namibian side of the Okavango Delta, an internationally recognized biodiversity hotspot. On January 21, Angola’s Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, HE Diamantino Pedro Azevedo responded, providing clarifications in which he indicated that the strict environmental legislation in force in Angola would be complied with and the interests of local populations would be safeguarded, like the country. carries out an upcoming public tender for the evaluation of several inland basins. Angolan industry […]
Angola’s oil and gas industry can thrive alongside its rich biodiversity (by Verner Ayukegba) - NNN.
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