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7000 More Get Electricity In Dreketi

Bring­ing electricity will benefit our children in doing their studies at night.
28 Feb 2019 14:31
7000 More Get Electricity In Dreketi
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meterological Service Jone Usamate cuts the ribbon to celebrate the electrification of Dreketi.

Some 7000 people in Dreketi are now enjoying the benefits of having electricity after the Dreketi Rural Electrification Com­missioning took place yesterday.

Mesake Tabuaciri, the Dreketi advisory councillor said: “Bring­ing electricity will benefit our children in doing their studies at night, charging electronic gadgets as well, and women can use house­hold electrical appliances to assist them in their chores.”

The project was officiated by the Minister for Infrastructure, Trans­port, Disaster Management and Meteorological Service, Jone Usa­mate, during his tour of the North.

During the talanoa session with the residents of Nakaninacagi, Vunicagi, Namatakitu, Naraqara­niqoli and Dogiyaga, Mr Usamate heard some of the things that were needed.

From wiring, credit machine for electrical bills, bus and road con­ditions, Mr Usamate assured the residents that these were central to Government’s ongoing projects.

“Everybody is important and the Government works hard to ensure that every household receives light,” he said.

“Government has a list of com­munities to follow in order meet everyone’s needs.

“As we propel to the future, we want to use God-given renewable source from water, geothermal and hydrology that are readily avail­able and do away with generators as it is distressing.

“Government plans to fund re­newable energy into the communi­ties by 2030.

“EFL (Energy Fiji Limited) is spreading one of our most impor­tant commitments to securing a sustainable future.

“This is by lighting a way forward in our nationwide shift to gener­ate 100 per cent out of energy from clean, renewable sources by 2030.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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