Anna Bjerde, World Bank Managing Director of Operations has suggested a solution to Ghana’s energy crisis and anticipates that the government of Ghana will implement it for the best.
At the press conference in Accra with Vice President Dr. Bawumia, Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Energy Minister and other top officials, Anna Bjerde disclosed that the World Bank has given technical advice to the Ghanaian government on how best they can tackle the energy crisis of the nation.
What they expect the government of Ghana to do is to draw and employ an efficient action plan for revenue generation.
“The World Bank is providing first of all technical advise on what needs to be done, so the metering, the billing, the collection and making sure that you have an account set up so from which all the different flows of the revenues collected flows to where it needs to go so that those who are generating the electricity are paid.”
She continued by saying that Ghana’s problem is not unique. The government must use an emergency action plan to address the energy crisis.
“The problems that Ghana is experiencing are not unique to Ghana, but they are very serious because if they are not addressed they will get worse and worse. If not arrested and addressed with really an emergency action plan it will get worse and it will cost the state more to keep the energy sector running at a time when they need to spend money on other things.”