Armed security forces seized control of Société d’Energie et d’Eau du Gabon (Seeg) on 16 February, putting an end to Veolia’s concession contract on the orders of the Water and Energy Ministry. French director-general Antoine Boo has been replaced by a Gabonese, Marcellin Massila Akendengue. Minister Patrick Eyogo Edzang said Gabon wanted to “take back its sovereignty” over the water and power sectors.