Funding the Implementation of Rural Electrification Programs in the Upper East Region of Ghana
In Bolgatanga, in the upper east part of Ghana, lack of access to electricity is a major obstacle to the region’s socio economic development. Citi Group has provided loan funding to the government of Ghana for its rural Self Help Electrification Program known as SHEP IV. “IT’S AFRICA’S TIME” travels to the region to talk to the government, commercial and beneficiary stakeholders. We document the structure of the financing and how the program is being implemented, and learn how this has expedited access to electricity and impacted positively on both the community and the local economy.