A bottomless pit
Re: How exactly have these multi-million -tala projects improved lives?
Good question you’ve posed. Why services and prices are not getting better and cheaper. Take solar energy for instance. When solar farm was launch, the P.M. said there will be a reduction in diesel fuel of about a million tala a month (his keynote).
That was about the complete monthly diesel for the Magiagi power station when Fiaga power station had not been built. There has been no drastic lowering of electricity prices. Solar power is the most expensive. (EPC manager on record with this)
A huge reduction in cashpower cost is the only evidence that solar power has come to the party; otherwise solar power (aka free power from the sun) has been over hyped and a con.
How can all these millions in power infrastructure benefit the average rural household if power costs keep rising? I suggest a 1 or 2 sene levy on every unit sold (over 30,000 households) and put it in supporting preschool/primary education.
The rationale is that the bulk of household power bills are related to needs etc of young children. Then the trickle down/out effect comes into play visibly, otherwise it’s the bottomless pit effect seen and felt.