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Let There be Light!

Students in the cane belt area of Mulomulo Settlement will no longer have to study under the candle light at night. This was after Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama opened the
20 Feb 2016 11:33
Let There  be Light!
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with Baibul Nisha, and his husband Fazir Ali at Mulomulo settlement in Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Students in the cane belt area of Mulomulo Settlement will no longer have to study under the candle light at night.

This was after Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama opened the New Rural Electrification project at a cost of $27,286 outside of Nadi Town yesterday.

This project provided stable, reliable electricity to seven families living in the settlement.

Iliyaz Khan, 36, who has been living in the settlement for four years, said when he first moved into the settlement, there was no power at all.

Another resident, Fazir Ali said his grand children’s would no longer have to study using lamps and candles.

“This power will be enjoyed by my grandchildren as they will study in comfort, even late in the night,” Mr Ali said.

“The bigger picture is for all to benefit and we thank the Government for the development.”

Mr Bainimarama said: “Your children will now have the light they need to keep up with their schoolwork late into the evening.”

He said the families would have access to amenities such as refrigerators and televisions.

“This project will also serve as a stepping stone to even great advances down the road. Power brings technology that can bring the entire world to your doorstep through telecommunications.

“Technology that will keep you connected to the rest of Fiji and updated on news and current events of the day,” he said.

 

Edited by Filipe Naigulevu

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