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A-G: Pivotal Role Played By FEA

A-G: Pivotal Role Played By FEA
Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with Fiji Electricity Authority employees on July 6, 2017. Photo: Office of the Attorney-General
July 07
10:00 2017

Employees of Fiji Electricity Authority have a pivotal role to play. They were reminded of this by Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum yesterday.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum joined the staff of FEA for a late Eid celebration at their Kinoya Depot where he reminded them of how Fijians even in rural areas depended on electricity for their livelihood.

He also applauded the staff of FEA for their contribution towards the development of the country.

“You play a very pivotal role in respect to getting people connected to electricity,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

He said if a person who catches fish to sell by the roadside does not have access to electricity to run a freezer, the fish would need to be sold off for half the price, or as low as a tenth of the price or it would go bad.

“The moment you connect them with electricity, they are able to have a cooler or fridge. This way they don’t have to sell the fish for a tenth of the price but in fact freeze the fish and sell for the correct price the next day.  Then they get the right value for the fish.

“Children who had to study under lamp light actually get to study under normal light.”

He also highlighted the freedom Fijians enjoy in practising their religion in the country.

“It is also very important for us to remember that we have a wonderful country where we are able to celebrate all the fantastic festivals from all the different faiths,” he said.

“We have Diwali, Christmas, Eid and very few countries in the world actually have public holidays for these types of festivals.”

He said we were lucky as a country and as individuals we can celebrate all of these festivals and get to know about each other.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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