Thursday, October 11, 2007

Quote Of The Day

"Yet, Mr. Yakubu the assemblyman is confident that people would find the money to pay their electric bills, if only for one reason: football (soccer). When a Ghanaian football team plays, fans in the village pay the equivalent of about 11 cents U.S. to watch the 90-minute match in the home of the one person who has his own generator and television. Yakubu believes that if electricity were available to all, people would instead put the money they now pay to watch football games toward paying for electric power and, eventually, their own television sets."

-Peter DiCampo, writing about life without electricity in the Ghanaian village of Wantugu.

Life without lights in a Ghanaian village [Christian Science Monitor]


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