Zuma: Power must reach the people

President Jacob Zuma. (Gallo)

President Jacob Zuma. (Gallo)

Speaking at Eskom's R21.4-billion pumped storage project, President Zuma has reiterated the need for electrical power across the country.

The supply of electrical power to every corner of South Africa is an important developmental goal for the country, President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday.

"Children in rural areas should be able to study using electricity at night and not candles. People must cook [and] iron using electricity in every corner of our country," said Zuma during a site visit at Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme in Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal.

"That is a simple, but very key developmental goal."

The scheme is designed to meet South Africa's power demand using hydroelectric power.

The R21.4-billion project is expected to be operational by the end of next year. – Sapa.

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