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Solar Power For Namosi Police

The four Police officers manning the Namosi Community Post in Dada in the highlands of Namosi can now serve their community better, thanks to United States-based company, Cal Valley Solar.
19 Jan 2015 10:23
Solar Power For Namosi Police
Cal Valley Solar director international sales Mr Yaswant Singh (left), and staff of Neo-Tech Solutions with Police Constable Benedito Karekare (far right) following the installation of solar power at the Namosi Community Post Photo: Police Media Cell

The four Police officers manning the Namosi Community Post in Dada in the highlands of Namosi can now serve their community better, thanks to United States-based company, Cal Valley Solar.

The community post now has solar electricity after the company installed an $11,000-solar panel at the post last week and also donated electric appliances and a computer for the officers to use.

Since its establishment in 1995, the post had relied on power supplied by a small generator.

Now the officers can carry out their duties inside the post under solar lights.

Officer in charge Police Constable Benedito Karekare said the help from the company help them carry out their duties well.

“Previously, there was a power generator. At times we used to forfeit the use of some electrical appliances,” PC Karekare said.

“We cannot keep the power on throughout because the generator uses a lot of fuel. Now that we have the solar panels installed, we can use electrical equipment which can be powered by solar.”

The post looks after a population of about 5852 and service an area of 140 square kilometres.

The installation of the solar panel enabled the officers to communicate with other stations and divisional command centres which were impossible in the past.

Cal Valley Solar director international sales, Yaswant Singh said, “When there is no power in the Police community post or any centre that provides essential services, my opinion is that it should be regarded as a national security issue. I felt that I had a solution and could assist the Fiji Police Force.”

Mr Singh also donated electrical appliances including an electrical kettle,  fridge, iron, fan, laptop and a modem.

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