Although Ghana is currently facing crises in the power sector leading part of the country experiencing load shedding, yet still the country can boast of having access to electricity than South Africa. 84.3% of Ghanaians have access to electricity as compared to 84.2% of South Africans.
Interesting Ghana is the only West Africa county to have made it among the top 10 African countries in terms of electricity access, while the Northern Africa countries taking the lead in energy generation according to the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Here are the top 10 African countries in terms of Electricity Access:
10. South Africa🇿🇦 (84.2%)
9. Ghana 🇬🇭(84.3%)
8. Gabon 🇬🇦(90.7%)
7. Cape Verde 🇨🇻(96.1%)
6. Seychelles 🇸🇨(99%)
4. Algeria 🇩🇿(99.1%)
3. Egypt 🇪🇬(99.8%)
2. Tunisia 🇹🇳(100%)
Does this really calls for celebration? As we often boast of having excess capacity and even supply electricity to neighbouring countries, but we haven't been able to supply ourselves entirely whereas smaller countries like Mauritius, Seychelles are all ahead of us. It is not above Ghana to be able to supply electricity to all corners and villages across the country, we can do it.
See these two giant ship, there are Power Barges, permanently stationed off the coast of Ghana. The two barges supply the country with 450 megawatts of power.
The country has huge unused electricity, only half of what is generated is used. The country’s installed capacity of electricity is 5,083 MW, whiles the peak demand is 2,700 MW.
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