ANA FILE -- Former South African president Jacob Zuma and former Zambian president Rupiah Banda. FILE PHOTO: Supplied Dirco

Zambian former president Rupiah Banda on Wednesday, called on African countries to work together to ensure a consistent source supply to all Africans across the continent.

"Given the wealth of resources available in Africa, it is unacceptable for us to continue living with such a drastically electricity strategies, as we have now," he said.

Banda was speaking at the oil and power conference held at the Cape Town International Convention centre on Wednesday.

He told delegates that his country was planning to achieve a universal electricity access for all Zambians by 2030, from a diverse range of sources.

"I would like to call on our industry partners to work together to put the policies in place to enable large scale power projects to allocate natural gas reserves for domestic uses, to fully develop the natural resources available including renewable resources and continue collaborating through regional power pulls to ensure a consistent source supply for everyone on the continent, " he said.

- African News Agency (ANA)