The first emergency power barge from Turkey, expected to add some 225 megawatts of power to the national electricity grid finally arrived in Ghana last Friday and was commissioned over the weekend.
The celebration on Sunday has received lots of backlash from the public. The Ghanaian public questioned the rational behind the ceremony even before the power barge will be connected to the national grid.
"See how mediocre we are? We are wasting resources to welcome a power barge with a CEREMONY. Why are we so shallow in our thinking? What's the need for this ceremony? Why can't we let realities speak to us instead of the needless rhetoric and fanfare?," blogger Kwame Gyan wrote on Facebook wall.
On Twitter there was lots of comments and views about how needless the commissioning ceremony was; below are some tweets.
— Quabena Klinton (@kobby_klintzx) November 30, 2015
Meanwhile, the power barge from Karpowership is to be connected to the national grid in about one week, according to the Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo).