I am relatively young and can say I live with many privileges my parent could not even dream of, the biggest of which, is electricity and Internet. However, I have heard my parents and grandparents narrate stories about how life used to be when they were growing up, without electricity, Internet and all the home appliances that we have become so much accustomed to that we no longer appreciate them.
Only a few office buildings and a handful of influential people had electricity in their homes. These days a lot has changed, electricity is virtually in every office building and homes, even in the rural areas. While there is still a long way to go as far are reliable and fast Internet connection is concerned, but still there is commendable progress.
I am sure the same can be said to most other African countries, electricity is becoming a common thing. As to how reliable that electricity is, is a different issue together. Most African cities are plagued by unreliable electricity supply characterized by frequent blackouts that sometimes comes without any prior warning and could go for hours …read more