One of the biggest challenges of development is the inadequacy and lack of affordability of energy supply. The source of energy has mainly been fossil fuel generators linked to a distribution network with high voltage losses. Hence the country has been experiencing both low intensity in electricity use and very high cost in paying for supply. The National Assembly has ratified an international agreement which has a grant component of 24 million euros which is equivalent to 1.5 billion dalasi and 8 million euro loan component.
The sum of money is supposed to provide renewable energy and schools and health centres are earmarked for the provision of solar energy. How the energy supply will be sustained in the long run would require further enquiry. Foroyaa will be monitoring such projects to find out the accessibility and affordability of electricity after the project is implemented.
Currently the country’s dependence on imported electricity needs careful monitoring. Maximum effort should be made to avoid dependency in energy supply.