Explosions and Electricity

Just days before Christmas, people were once again killed by an explosion at a fueling station in Accra. The media has reported five deaths – a number that’s thankfully nowhere near the 150 killed during a similar explosion in 2015. Sadly, the unfortunate incident was completely the result of human error claims the National Petroleum Read more…

Will Dumsor Actually End Along with 2016?

As you well know, President John Mahama has promised that the evilness known as dumsor will soon be over. (He has not promised to bring electricity to the most marginalised that have not yet experienced connections to the national grid, however). Claims were made, and very expensive solutions were brought into the country to generate Read more…

It’s All About Power (and Who Will Have It)

Electricity, or the lack thereof, has become a seriously political issue in Ghana. And why not? Ghana has seen a lot of economic growth in the past few years though the past year has been a struggle throughout emerging economies). Surely there was enough money somewhere along the way to develop the power generation systems Read more…

It’s a Drive to the Future (or Just onto the Field)

Ghana never seems to stand still. Even when people and business battle daily dumsor, nothing seems to stop; it just slows down. And it doesn’t stay like that for long either. At some point, Ghanaians start moving again, and they do it quickly. Last Friday was a clear example of this as Ghana played host Read more…

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