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Ghana suspends $580 Million power agreement with PDS

The government of Ghana has suspended a concession agreement it signed with the Power Distribution Services (PDS). Ghana’s power distributor, the Electricity Company was taken over by the Philippines Meralco Consortium. The takeover by the consortium known as Power Distribution Services, PDS Ghana Ltd took effect in March this year. The PDS Ghana Ltd was expected to take charge of power distribution for the next 20 years. The firm was to be the electricity service provider in all of the ECG’s operational areas most parts of the country. PDS took over…

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Ghana spends over $1 billion on electricity subsidies?

Ghana’s government is reportedly spending over $ 1 billion on electricity subsidies. According to a close associate of the country’s President, the government is spending excessively just to keep “lights on.” Power consumers in Ghana continue to get frustrated by power outages despite a new consortium taking over it’s power distributor. Power Distribution Services, PDS Ghana Ltd under Philippines Meralco Consortium took over the previous Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) with the hope of improving distribution services. But there are occasional blackouts since the takeover in March of this year…

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Tanzania is building fourth largest hydro dam in Africa

Tanzania is starting the process of building the fourth largest hydro dam in Africa and the ninth largest in the world. Tanzanian President John Magufuli is to lay the foundation stone for the construction of Stiegler’s Gorge hydroelectric power project. The project according to government officials will cost $3 billion. The 2,115 megawatts hydroelectric dam when completed will produce 5,920GWh of power annually. The project was an original idea of Tanzania’s founding President Julius Nyerere. It was abandoned due to financial and environmental concerns but the project is back on.…

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KAGAME’S IMPERSONATION AND PARANOIA: THE DEADLY COMBINATION

Authored by Eng Emmanuel Ngarambe Rwanda is thousands of years old. Kings have ruled and left. Presidents have faked democracy and undemocratically left. Rwanda has remained. Rwanda will remain. Unlike us Rwandans, Rwanda is everlasting. Our ancestors lived in Rwanda and died. Like you and me, Kagame will die one day. Rwanda will never die. Rwanda will always be there for our descendants to call home. This is how important Rwanda is. Unfortunately, today’s Rwanda seems to have been overshadowed by President Kagame. He has been made to believe that…

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“It is not safe in the new Rwanda to share what you really think”

Whispering Truth to Power: Everyday Resistance to Reconciliation in Post-genocide Rwanda Author Dr. Susan Thomson By: Jennifer Fierberg Powerlessness can be defined as the inability to make changes in one’s own life or having the lack of ability to effect change. This lack of power can be a product of social hierarchy, racism, cultural contexts and the influence of political leaders. In the case of Rural Rwanda, political oppression has led to powerlessness among the most poor and vulnerable in the community.  Further, powerlessness is, “Ordinary people who have nothing…

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IS RWANDA’S CUT-THROAT LEADER ABOUT TO LEAVE POWER?

The wary blur of President Kagame’s 2017 promise to relinquish power   By: Charles KM KAMBANDA, PhD A Rwandan newspaper, the Chronicles, reported that the former rebel leader and all-powerful iron-handed leader of Rwanda said, “I will not be around as president come 2017”. On the issue of whether or not President Kagame will amend the constitution allowing him to remain in power. The Chronicles quoted President Kagame  saying, “…on this issue, I am  almost taking it personal with people who keep asking […] you are going to change the constitution,…

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