Power outage SXM as result of poor governance?

Power outages are indeed often a consequence of poor governance practices in countries with inadequate energy supply. Some recent studies illustrate this:

In Pakistan, frequent power outages were caused by a monopolistic supplier using cyclical load shedding to prevent unplanned outages and meet electricity demand. This led to an increase in crime in major cities and insecurity in society [5].

In Nigeria, power outages were caused by an energy crisis, affecting the economic growth and social lives of rural households. The study found that power outages led to an increase in crime and insecurity in the Niger Delta region [1].

In Ghana, power outages were caused by an energy crisis affecting the financial performance of registered companies. The study found that power outages led to an increase in operational expenses and negative impacts on the profitability of these companies [3].

In summary, these studies show that power outages are often the result of poor governance practices, such as monopolies, load shedding, and energy crises. This has negative consequences for the economy, social life, and safety in these countries.

Citations: [1] https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/2e49306908d722170a1912832aff9f125982dcba
[2] https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/b89d298dffba9751ae2fc6bb8c647eb13533ae12
[3] https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/ced66a3eb2d00a416501131cbbbf07483248c2f1
[4] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27533753/
[5] https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/4350fe413d96496a028ca3b11678858e6b40553b