Load shedding Africa and beyond

WHEN you are grappling with a daunting problem, sometimes it is important to check on how your neighbours could be performing in solving that problem.

It is for that reason that while tackling the problem of power deficit in the country I decided to focus on a bigger perspective – the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and beyond.

According to an Africa Infrastructure report, the total installed generation capacity of Africa’s 48 Sub-Saharan African countries is just 68 gigawatts, sorry to say not more than Spain’s!

To compound the situation, as much as one-quarter of that capacity is unavailable because of obsolete plants and poor maintenance.

On average that means that only one person in every five people has access to electricity in the sub-continent.

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