Policy execution continues to hinder Africa’s energy devt

The choices that the African continent has made on policy execution may be holding it back, says Shell South Africa chairman, Bonang Mohale. Africa has substantial wind, solar, hydropower and geothermal resources. PHOTOS: leadershipplatform.com/ Kreepa “We know that great wars are won by good execution, more than just great plans. Even a mediocre plan will be saved by good execution. We continue to produce policy after policy but we are very poor at implementation,” he said at the 2015 Africa Energy Indaba.

“The fact that in 1960, Zambia’s economy was twice as large as that of Malaysia, today, Malaysia’s economy is not twice as large as that of Zambia but 20 times more because of the choices and the decisions we have made, and those that we have not.”

Mohale further stated that the dearth of information on Africa is also hindering energy growth on the continent.

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“Most decisions are made about Africa based on very scant information – this is a self-inflicted injury,” he indicated.

“Often we’ll make decisions based on what we read from the World Economic Forum reports when Africa is really lazy in producing reliable, sustainable data on which […]

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