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Iñigo del Guayo, Lee Godden, Donald D. Zillman, Milton Fernando Montoya, and José Juan González

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780198860754

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198860754.001.0001

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Legal Dimensions of Access to Modern Energy Services in Africa

Legal Dimensions of Access to Modern Energy Services in Africa

Lessons from Nigeria, Ghana, and Rwanda

(p.328) 19 Legal Dimensions of Access to Modern Energy Services in Africa
Energy Justice and Energy Law

Yinka Omorogbe

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines strategies to achieve access to electricity, premised against the necessity for legal solutions and structures that will stimulate or encourage effective implementation of necessary objectives. It primarily focuses on three sub-Saharan African countries, Nigeria, Ghana, and Rwanda, while drawing examples as necessary from other countries in Africa. It opines that electricity access has to be pro-poor. Also that the success or failure of governments to increase energy access is tied to their realization of the criticality of electricity as a catalyst for development, and to the presence of effective policies. Synergy between critical actors is also an essential component.

Keywords:   Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, electricity access, sustainable development for all, SDG 7

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