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Villages In Wainibuka To Get Electricity: PM

All homes in the Wainibuka villages of Nasautoka, Nabouva, Naveicovatu, Malabi and Naqia will get electricity supply. “The settlements too are included,” said Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. The assurance was
23 Dec 2017 11:55
Villages In Wainibuka  To Get Electricity: PM
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama being thanked by a villager after the opening of the Nasautoka Electrification Project at Nasautoka village on December 22, 2017. Photo: DEPTFO

All homes in the Wainibuka villages of Nasautoka, Nabouva, Naveicovatu, Malabi and Naqia will get electricity supply.

“The settlements too are included,” said Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

The assurance was made by Mr Bainimarama to all home owners that were not listed in the village electrification project.

“All houses in the villages in Wainibuka and settlements will get electricity,” he said.

Speaking at the opening of the Nasautoka Electrification Project at Nasautoka village yesterday Mr Bainimarama said that the FijiFirst Government was laying a solid foundation of essential services. This is so that ordinary men and women could go about their lives without worrying about finding water, keeping the lights on at night or staying connected with the rest of the nation.

He said the project was part of that vision.

“Now that you’ve received access to electric power, this community has not only been made safer at all hours of the day, you now have access to an entire world of new possibilities,” Mr Bainimarama said.

He said the project was part of a massive programme of rural electrification his Government was funding throughout the country. “This year alone we’ve allocated 42.6 million dollars to electrify more than 6000 homes in rural areas across Fiji,” he said.

The grid extension project would provide a reliable power supply to 239 families by connecting five villages and three settlements to the grid 24 hours a day, seven days a week, he said.

“The project costs just over 1.7 million dollars and this is only one part of our larger Korovou to Rakiraki Grid Extension under development by Government,” he said.

He said with electricity they could run their own businesses to improve their lifestyle.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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