MPs to be educated about PURA during energy week
By Janeth Mesomapya
Members of Parliament and various Government officials are expected to be educated on the Petroleum Upstream Regulatory Authority (PURA) and its activities at the exhibition for Ministry of Energy’s and its institutions’ activities.
The exhibition, which officially started today, May 23, 2022 at the Parliament grounds in Dodoma, is themed ‘Energy for Sustainable Development’ and will end on May 26, 2022.
According to the Minister of Energy, Hon. January Makamba, the exhibition aims to answer MPs' questions on various energy sector issues and address industry-related challenges.
PURA experts are set to raise awareness to the MPs on issues such as the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) project, locals’ participation in various oil and natural gas sub-sector projects as well as opportunities available in the implementation of the petroleum upstream projects.
Geologist Ebeneza Mollel said the exhibition is an important platform for PURA to reach out to wananchi through their leaders by raising awareness and how best to take advantage of the opportunities available in the implementation of various petroleum projects.
"These leaders are the right group to be aware of these opportunities as they can reach out to the people more easily including helping them and building their capacity on how to utilize these opportunities," he explained.
For his part, geologist Wangese Matiko noted that lawmakers visiting the PURA pavilion will also have an opportunity to learn technical issues such as the oil and natural gas value chain, ongoing exploration and production activities in the country and more.