Castigo Langa – National Geographic Society Newsroom
Castigo José Correia Langa, was born in Mozambique on the 18th August 1956. He started his career as a teacher at technical school in Maputo in 1977. He holds an electrical engineering degree from Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, where he served also as lecturer. In 1994 he joined the Government as Vice-Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy and between 2000 and 2005 served as the full-fledged Minister of the some portfolio. Between 2005 and 2006 he served as Senior Policy Adviser for the Technical and Vocational education, in the scope of the reform implemented by the Government of Mozambique, with the support of the World Bank and other international partners. As a private entrepreneur, is involved in farming, seaport logistics, mining and energy industry. In the power generation sector he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of GIGAWATT Moçambique SA, an independent power producer with a 350MW concession at Ressano Garcia, next to the border with South Africa. Mr. Langa is a Board Member of the Joaquim Chissano Foundation.