The Secretary General of the East African Community Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera last week met the Vice President of the TULLOW-East and Southern Africa , Mr Gary Thompson on the sidelines of the 7th East African Petroleum Conference & Exhibition (EAPCE) that took place at Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda.
The Tullow Vice President was accompanied by his senior officials Mr. Jimmy Mugerwa, General Manager and Director of Tullow Uganda Operations Pty Limited and Mr. Martin Mbogo, Country Manager Tullow, Kenya.
The Secretary General hailed the role played by Tullow as the one of the sponsors of the 7th East African Petroleum Conference & Exhibition (EAPCE) 2015 and added that the conference had generally benefited from experience shared by Tullow in the exploration sector of the East and Southern Africa since 2007.
Amb. Dr Sezibera said the EAC was open to more structured discussions with the Tullow on improving the business environment in the region noting that a bilateral investment agreement framework between both parties are welcomed.
In his remarks Tullow Vice President, commended the Secretary General for his leadership towards regional integration process and remarked that the EAC was a leading regional economic community spurring tangible benefits for the citizens. He said the region continued to be globally competitive and offered vast opportunities.
Meanwhile, EAC Secretary General also met the President and Asset General Manager of British Multinational Oil and Gas (BG) Mr .Derek Hudson. Amb Sezibera and his guest discussed in details on different issues concerning exploration sector in East Africa and how BG can support to improve in building capacity of the exploration industry in the EAC Partner States.
The 7th East African Petroleum Conference & Exhibition (EAPCE) 2015 has brought together participants from international oil companies, oil industry service companies, government institutions, academic institutions, international geoscientific journals, and non-oil and gas institutions as well as the media