Nabiti Village Connects To EFL Grid

Solar and kero­sene lights will be a thing of the past for Nabiti villagers in Dreketi.
18 Apr 2022 12:03
Nabiti Village Connects To EFL Grid
Minister for Infrastructure, Meteorological Services, Lands and Mineral Resources Jone Usamate (left) commissioning the Electrification Project at Nabiti Village, Dreketi. Photo: Sampras Anand

Solar and kero­sene lights will be a thing of the past for Nabiti villagers in Dreketi.

The village is now connected to the Energy Fiji Limit­ed (EFL) electricity grid which would benefit 360 villag­ers.

Minister for Infra­structure, Meteor­ological Services, Lands and Mineral Resources, Jone Usamate commis­sioned the Electrification Project at the village last Thursday.

Nabiti Village headman, Tevita Rokoqica, said it was an early Easter gift for the village.

“We are grateful and our happiness has doubled with this life-changing resource,” he said.

Mr Rokoqica thanked the Govern­ment and Energy Fiji Limited (EFL) for the great initiative.

“We have had two major develop­ments this year, first being the con­struction of the field latrines and ` electricity, so it has been a year of prosperity for us,” he said.

Mr Rokoqica said students were the most affected because of their inability to charge smartphones for their online educational resources.

Meanwhile, Minister Usamate, said the electrification project was a key part of their commitment towards connecting rural settlements and villages to the energy grid.

He hoped the villagers would make good use of this resource for the bet­terment and progress of their area.


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