This ceremony was enhanced by the presence of the Minister of Hydrocarbons, Mr Jean Marc THYSTERE TCHICAYA.
The new statutes of the SNPC set the term of office of the Director-General at four years renewable once.
The Minister of Hydrocarbons said: “Today's handover marks a decisive turning point in the pursuit of government reforms within the SNPC. Maixent Raoul OMINGA now has the heavy responsibility of successfully carrying out the missions assigned to him; in accordance with the new statutes in order to make the SNPC even more efficient and competitive with regard to the stakes of the oil industry” he concluded.
The director general of the SNPC has set four priorities in order to make the activities of the company sustainable. These priorities are: to make the SNPC an oil producing company, improve the country's supply of petroleum products in order to avoid recurring fuel shortages, improve the SNPC's performance so that it participates substantially to the State budget and to engage in capacity building of the society through training.
Concluding, the Director-General said: “We will work hand-in-hand with the Government to ensure that the SNPC contributes significantly to the State budget. It is among our priorities. I am sure that with the advice of the former leaders of the company and with the program we are going to put in place, we will have to quickly achieve some performance”.