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Digital Age: New Centre

The Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday opened the Nakasi High School Telecentre. He was delighted to open another Government Telecentre – the first since the election and the latest in
08 Nov 2014 17:46
Digital Age: New Centre

The Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday opened the Nakasi High School Telecentre.

He was delighted to open another Government Telecentre – the first since the election and the latest in its ongoing communications revolution.

“I always take great pleasure in presiding over these events because I can see from the enthusiasm of everyone how much our telecentres mean to ordinary Fijians and especially our young people,” Mr Bainimarama said.

He said as of yesterday the students joined more than 104,000 Fijians from around the country, who were already using these telecentres to connect to the internet and entered the digital age.

The new telecentre, he said, like the twenty-five others already opening and running, was for the use of students during school hours and the rest of the community in the evening and on weekends.

He said the Government’s primary focus was on installing these facilities in rural and maritime areas, but making sure the urban, peri-urban and towns and cities were not overlooked.

“While the internet is freely available in urban areas, not everyone can afford a computer or an internet service provider and that’s where the Government comes in, providing you with access free of charge.”

He was pleased to hear that in Nakasi, more than 200 people had already accessed these computers and expected that number to rise after the official launch yesterday.

The telecentres have enabled thousands of people in Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Ovalau and Kadavu to connect to the world wide web for the first time.

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