Gas and power: how Chipande has made the most of Nyusi's presidency
Frelimo big shot and retired general Chipande has become a gas industry heavyweight.
Operating in several Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa for decades, Portugal’s Galp Energia - partly owned by the Angolan national oil company Sonangol - recently beefed up its exploration portfolio in countries beyond its usual stamping grounds.
The American operator Anadarko is becoming impatient about the long time it takes for Mozambique’s government to reach decisions in the gas sector. And elsewhere, Maputo’s move to award the logistic base project to Orlean Invest at Pemba port has [.
The practice was already current during the presidency of Joaquim Chissano but, since the arrival in power of Armando Guebuza in 2005, revenue-grabbing in the mining sector by the ruling Frelimo (Frente de Libertação de Moçambique) elite has moved into a new dimension.