by Simon Hughes
My view is that $3billion loan from the World Bank that will not give rural populations access to reliable and reasonably priced (i.e. affordable) electricity would be yet another example of World Bank ignoring the need for widespread and valued infrastructure development and rather focussing on enriching a minority of often corrupt and self-serving wealthy individuals. Until all people in Zambia and Zim have access to decent microcredit systems the World Bank should focus its efforts on that. Then ordinary citizens in these countries will start to demand more access to electricity and truly valuable development could occur. I suspect villages with no running water and clinics with no electricity need a network infrastructure before they need the generating capacity itself..
Click here to post comments
Click here to return to Batoka Gorge.
Can't find what you are looking for? Use Google Search to search this
website for any term you are looking for.
Share with others!
The Vic Falls Bush
our Free Quarterly E-Newsletter
Each quarter there's loads of information about conservation and
wildlife, a destination update, specials offers and discount packages,
traveller tips and stories, book reviews, African folktales,
environmental reports, bush recipes, best photo competitions and tons
"Your newsletter keeps me informed about new and old and is the best
I've seen in a long while - informative, not commercial, just plain
This Quarter we are also giving away a Free Screensaver to Every
[Top of Page]
Return to our home page