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Report from Ghana

Unread postby Ayame » Wed 25 Apr 2007, 02:42:52

The Dance Of The Crab
(4/20/2007)

On most nights, we appear to be back in the early days of the firmament, when it was all pitch-dark, and only God’s spirit was moving over the waters.

With sitting and sleeping rooms usually stuffy and unbearably warm, due to the power cuts, we often only manage a snooze before dawn. We, however, get a fantastic compensation for the previous night’s discomfort when we report for work in the morning: We get paid for doing nothing. Absolutely nothing, Jomo.

Every day hundreds of thousands of PCs with dead screens sit atop office tables, advanced technological tools for information processing, rapid communication and fast transaction of business, which have suddenly been rendered useless by the energy crisis.

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Re: Report from Ghana

Unread postby aldente » Wed 25 Apr 2007, 03:08:49

Ghana..
What about the Volta Dam, any explanation for the power outs?
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Re: Report from Ghana

Unread postby Ayame » Wed 25 Apr 2007, 13:19:01

Looks like it's due to lack of rain.

Ghana's Energy Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda, who signed the agreement, together with Sinohydro Chairman Fan Juxiang, said the project was crucial to augment the country's power production, which is currently in crisis.

Ghana's power shortfall has deepened since August last year, resulting in a national load shedding which has hindered the operation of bulk power users including the mines.

Authorities have blamed the current power crisis on low levels of water in the major eastern Akosombo Dam due to unfavorable rainfall pattern
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Re: Report from Ghana

Unread postby AirlinePilot » Wed 25 Apr 2007, 14:17:59

Double whammy, Olduvai gorge and global climate change all rolled into one. We wil pray for you. I mean that.
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Re: Report from Ghana

Unread postby highlander » Wed 25 Apr 2007, 14:53:57

Thanks for the link to the article. It was a good read! I wonder what our grid will work like after 20 years due to drought, peak oil and peak gas.
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Ghana is ‘about to have an oil boom’

Unread postby AdamB » Sat 17 Mar 2018, 23:12:55


Ghana, the west African nation known as one of the world's largest cocoa producers, is on course for skyrocketing economic growth this year thanks to an entirely different commodity. Ghana is "about to have an oil boom," Imad Mesdoua, senior consultant for Africa at Control Risks, told CNBC via telephone. "This will primarily be driven by rising oil prices, expanding production and new deals which are likely to come online in the coming six months," Mesdoua explained. The U.K.'s Tullow Oil and Italy's Eni have both expanded their operations in the former British colony in recent years. Tullow started a multiyear drilling program on TEN, its second field in Ghana, in February of this year, having pumped its first oil from the site in 2016. Eni, meanwhile, began production on its Sankofa field in mid-2017. Earlier in March, Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo announced that


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Re: Report from Ghana

Unread postby aldente » Sat 20 Apr 2019, 03:30:13

Ghana is awesome !

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