DAR ES SALAAM: Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa today 20 September 2023 opened the Fifth Tanzania Energy Forum and said that the Government is committed to becoming a major producer and energy producer.

"We are continuing gas exploration, we want to be big energy producers, have enough electricity available easily and cheaply and the surplus we will sell abroad."

Majaliwa made the remarks after opening the two-day conference at the Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam.

He said Tanzania does not rely on hydropower only but continues to focus on electricity generation using other energy such as gas and solar.

The Prime Minister said at the International Energy Forum, which has involved leaders and stakeholders from around the world, will discuss how best to tackle the challenge of energy access.