Ghana’s current power crisis did not happen over night. As recently as November 2013, David Ampofo spoke to a number of people about the damaging effects of the power crisis on Ghana’s economy and what could be done to ease the situation.
Energy Specialist at the World Bank, Sunil Mathrani expressed his view on the topic.
“For far too long the public has been lulled into believing that somehow electricity is different; it is not like buying phone credit for cell phones or food but in reality it is a commodity like everything else and it has a cost to produce and it should be paid for like that.”
According Dr Smart Yeboah, Retired Director of Customer services at the Electricity Corporation of Ghana (ECG), most people don’t understand the business of the electricity industry. He explains that only a small portion of revenue collected from electric charged actually go to ECG.
“If that money is inadequate and you are also challenged with a lot of demand for services then obviously your output will be lacking,” he maintained.
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