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Ernesto Max Elias Tonela is an economist trained at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane. Tonela was finance director of Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) in the era in which it was run by Jacinto Veloso. At the time of his nomination to become Minister of Industry and Commerce in 2015, he was the Administrator of Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB).
In December 2017, he was dismissed as Minister of Industry and Commerce and is currently the new Minister of Mineral Resoucers and Energy.
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