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Christmas Sure To Light Up Vunamoli Residents

It was a moment of joy, filled with the spirit of Christ­mas as more than 18 families witnessed the commis­sion of the $61,350 rural electrification project at the Vunamoli settlement
15 Dec 2018 17:48
Christmas Sure To Light Up Vunamoli Residents
Vunamoli Residents of Lautoka with the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological Services Jone Usamate (middle) after the commissioning of the Rural Electrification Project on December 14, 2018. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

It was a moment of joy, filled with the spirit of Christ­mas as more than 18 families witnessed the commis­sion of the $61,350 rural electrification project at the Vunamoli settlement in Lautoka yesterday.

Officiating the event, the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological Services, Jone Usamate, said the electrification project was a sign for the residents to love one another like a bright star during this festive season.

“It is probably appropriate that this is happening dur­ing the Christmas season for those of us that are here, as Christians we know that Christmas for us represents the time when a new light came into this world a new light who believes that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.

“He was the light that came to illuminate our lives and as you move towards Christmas you will have the oppor­tunity now to get physical light,” Mr Usamate said.

“Through the commitment of your government, the commitment that our vision and our dream in this coun­try is to leave no one behind, everybody must try to make sure that no one is left behind in our drive to provide pow­er and electricity to all people in this country.”

“Love across racial divides, love across people that speak different languages, love that extends across people that have different religions and that light and that love is something that needs to bind us and that is the bright and shining star.”

Vunamoli resident Padmani Devi said celebrating Christmas this year would be one to remember and treas­ure.

“We are happy because last year we didn’t have any pow­er here for Diwali and now we can celebrate Christmas and New Year,” she said.

Edited by Losirene Lacanivalu

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