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At the end of January 2017 I paid a visit to our recent partner PEG Africa at their Ghana office. PEG Africa provides solar home systems to low income people in rural areas with the objective to electrify 500,000 households in West Africa by 2020. The benefits to households of using the solar home systems include saving on money spent on kerosene and batteries, health benefits in the form of clean energy, and having access to a more reliable source of energy with knock-on benefits for education and safety.
The jolt of the wheels hitting tarmac brought me out of my nap. “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Kumasi. The temperature outside is 24 deg. C”. My first day visiting partners in Ghana was underway. We were up at 5:30 this morning to catch an early flight to Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city which is about 270 km away from the capital, Accra.