Institution building in the energy sector of Africa: a case study of the Ghana power sector reform programme
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Opam, Michael;
United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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Institutional rigidities and inconsistencies and structural barriers have in the past posed and continue to pose as major challenges in the rapid development of the energy sector of most countries and especially the developing countries. The Ghana energy sector has responded to these institutional challenges as they have come. The genesis of a formal institutionalization of the energy sector of Ghana began with the establishment of a Ministry of Fuel Power in 1978 in reaction to the global energy crisis of the late 1970s and early 1980s. Since then the energy sector has undergone innovative institutional changes.