Ensuring sustainable power supply – The Danish Experience

By Edmund Smith-Asante

Solar Energy is one sure way of solving Ghana's energy challenges
Solar Energy is one sure way of solving Ghana’s energy challenges

It is as clear as day light, that Ghana, after 57 years of independence, is still groping in the dark looking for the right switch to light up the country.

Indeed, Ghana started its search on a good note, when it built the Akosombo hydroelectric power dam in 1965, eight years after independence.

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10,000 Ghanaian public schools without toilets

A typical toilet block for public schools in Ghana
A typical toilet block for public schools in Ghana

A survey conducted in public schools across the country, has revealed that about 10,000 do not have any toilet facilities.

The number is half of the about 20,000 total number of public schools in Ghana, apart from the thousands of privately owned schools that may not have.

This revelation was made at a dissemination workshop held on Thursday, on National Minimum Standards and Implementation Models for WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) in schools in the country.

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