The longest power outages in Ghana. When you walk through central Accra, you hear this annoying buzz. It’s like the buzz of a mosquito in your ear. It comes from all the businesses that are using generators. Ghana has been experiencing power outages for the last three years, making them the longest the country has experienced. Here are some consequences you may not have expected.
When you walk through central Accra, you hear this annoying buzz. It’s like the buzz of a mosquito in your ear. It comes from all the businesses that are using generators.
The more expensive generators are quiet but many places can only afford the cheaper ones.
This buzzing taunts you in your bed as well if, like me, you don’t have a generator but your neighbour does. You’re not only sweltering in the heat but disturbed by the noise as well.
Photographer: Alessandro Rocchi
Bio: Italian. Born in 1974 in Pesaro where I presently live.
I discovered photography when I was young. I’m a self-taught photographer available for assignments reportage, editorial and corporate. My work was featured in various online publications. I’m represented by OFFSET and FOCUSEDCOLLECTION.