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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