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Recipients Praise Govt’s Electrification Programme

  A 54-year-old Bilo resident is looking forward to receive their first electricity supply under the Government’s Rural Electrification Programme. Lolohea Namedre was one of the 31 recipients who received
11 Jun 2016 11:15
Recipients Praise Govt’s  Electrification Programme
Infrastructure and Transport Assistant Minister Vijay Nath(white shirt) with cheque receipients yesterday. Photo: PAULINI RATULAILAI.

 

A 54-year-old Bilo resident is looking forward to receive their first electricity supply under the Government’s Rural Electrification Programme.

Lolohea Namedre was one of the 31 recipients who received refunds under the rural electrification refund programme at the Fiji Meteorology Office in Vatuwaqa, Suva on Thursday.

“I firstly thank God for having the compassionate heart to our leaders as we didn’t expect to receive a payout,” she said.

“I also thank the Prime Minister because I know he is the head of the Government and to the Department of Energy for their service.”

Mrs Namedre said their community in Bilo Road had worked towards raising funds for their electrification project spearheaded by their community leader.

“I thank our community leader in Nakaubeqa, Bilo because he was the one who requested for this Government’s assistance towards our community project to get electricity supply.

“He called on us to participate in the electrification project so we formed a committee to raise funds for the project,” she said.

“This will not only benefit us financially but also the children in our community to study at night and also allow them to use technology to help in their studies.”

Nadali Subdivision resident Vimlesh Kumar also shared similar sentiments in praising the Government initiative.

“This Government contribution is very big as it will allow us to complete our electrification without any cost,” Mr Kumar said.

“We were awaiting a response and were assured that as soon as they finished in the Western side which was bady damaged by the cyclone, they would give us a response.”

The 36-year-old taxi driver said Government’s support through the project would benefit families in their community.

The rural electrification project, as announced by Minister for Local Government, Housing and Infrastructure Parveen Kumar, is expected to be completed by September this year.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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