Power Cuts Frustrate Madagascar Citizens

Power Cuts Frustrate Madagascar Citizens

From Global Voices

Madagascar is facing a power crisis once again, but this time politics isn’t solely to blame.

The country has been enduring prolonged power cuts on a regular basis for several years. This phenomenon, known as load-shedding, is certainly not new, but in recent years it has escalated out of control, fundamentally undermining the country’s economy and infuriating its citizens.

Jirama, the national company responsible for the distribution of electricity throughout the country, is running out of explanations for these shortcomings. The Energy Ministry recently confessed that no fewer than 80 of the country’s towns are without electricity. The minister himself didn’t survive these repeated failures for long and was sacked.


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