The establishment of SACREEE was discussed at the 34th meeting of the Ministers Responsible for Energy in SADC which was held recently.
“The ministers approved the establishment of SACREEE and that the Republic of Namibia should host the centre,” said the Department of Energy on Monday.
The Ministers also commended the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and Austrian Development Agency (ADA) for their contribution towards the establishment of the centre.
The objective of the meeting was for Ministers to note progress, make decisions and give guidance on implementation of the SADC Energy Programme whose aim is to facilitate and coordinate availability of sufficient, reliable, least cost energy services in the SADC region.
Chaired by the Minister of Energy and Power Development from Zimbabwe Dr. Samuel Undenge, the meeting was officially opened by South Africa’s Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson.