zesa pylons.jpgThe Governor and Resident Minister for Masvingo Province, Cde Titus Maluleke has commended the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) for considering remote communities in its electrification programme.

Cde Maluleke, who was speaking at the Mageza Project switch on ceremony at Ngwere Secondary School in Zaka this Friday, urged REA to also continue exploring all forms of renewable energy technologies to provide alternative electricity to benefit the whole country.

The Mageza Project saw the electrification of Makwau, Mafuratidze and Govo Primary Schools as well as Ngwere and Machingambi Secondary Schools.

Three business centres, a clinic and Chief Nyakunhuwa’s homestead were also electrified.

REA, which was established in 2002 through an Act of Parliament with the mandate to rapidly and equitably electrify all rural areas through the grid and other renewable energy technologies, has to date electrified 6 130 institutions countrywide.

In Masvingo Province, 136 secondary schools and 182 primary schools were electrified while 102 rural health centres out of 156 now have electricity.