Speaking at the recent Accra Discourse, a monthly program organised by the Global Shapers Accra Hub, Franklin Cudjoe focused the main cause of current energy crisis to the corruption rooted in the Electricity Company of Ghana.
Sharing a platform with other distinguished Ghanaians to speak on “Energy Crisis, is there light at the end of the tunnel?” the discourse was meant to collate solutions from industry players and on what Ghanaians can do to support the recovery of the falling energy productiveness in Ghana.
The discourse hosted Mawuli Fui, Nana Osei Bonsu, and Mawuli Tse all from the Bui Power Authority, Private Enterprises Federation and Solar Light Company respectively.
Mr. Cudjoe who also happens to be a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum recounted how the government neglected the free Millennium Challenge Account fund meant to support the energy catastrophe and highlighted on how the latest government contract with General Electric to the sum of $7 billion was also hurried through parliament.
Mr. Fui gave a pictured instance of how the various load shedding are controlled with reasons on why some areas seem to have erratic power supply than the others. He linked it to the amount of energy certain areas such as Achimota, Kasoa and Mallam in Accra use which sums up to about 360MGW consume at a go which can’t be supplied because of the amount of energy available to run the country.
In relation to alternative energy sources, Mr. Tse who runs the Solar Light Company gave Ghanaians the test to support the recovery of the energy crisis by shedding some of their loads to solar energy especially during peak hours (6pm-11pm) for the use of light and televisions.
Nana Osei Bonsu, who also runs the Private Enterprise Federation, encouraged Ghanaians by calling support for the government and also to let them know the current power outages are not acceptable. He also advised Ghanaians to conserve energy by not misusing the electricity because they can afford, but rather save the power to support the power generation system.
The event was hosted by Deborah Ahenkorah, the curator of the Global Shapers, Donald Ward, CEO of Era Global LLC and Aisha Obuobi, CEO of Christie Brown with support from other Global Shapers in the community.
source : Akpah Prince