The extraordinary Board of Directors of the National Refining Company (SONARA), held this Friday, February 9, 2024 in Limbé was sanctioned by the installation of Harouna BAKO as the Director General of SONARA by the Minister of Water and Energy Gaston ÉLOUNDOU ESSOMBA.
Prior to his appointment Harouna Bako was the Director General of the Cameroon Oil Transportation Company (COTCO).
He takes over Jean-Paul SIMO NJONOU who has held the office since January 14, 2019.
Reconstruction of SONARA
The Minister of Water and Energy emphasized that the installation in follow up to instructions from President Paul Biya to the Government to accelerate the process of reconstruction of the important company which guarantees the energy’s independence in the area of supply of petroleum products.
The new Director General is expected to restructure SONARA, resume the supply of petroleum products to the national market through import operations.
He is also expected to accelerate the process of reconstruction of SONARA in order to refine produced crude oil locally.