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Ex-Resident Installs 22 Solar Street Lights For Villagers

Lomolomo villagers will no longer need to move around the village area with a phone torch to guide them at night.
08 May 2022 14:00
Ex-Resident Installs 22 Solar Street Lights For Villagers
Lomolomo Village Turaga Ni Koro, Jolame Nailaruwai with the children in front of one out of the 22 solar street lights recently installed in the village. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Lomolomo villagers will no longer need to move around the village area with a phone torch to guide them at night.

This follows the installation of 22 solar street lights by former Fiji resident and now United States of America-based businessman, Bi­mal Singh.

Mr Singh is the managing director of Conform Group based in Califor­nia, which has five different compa­nies listed under it.

The Turaga Ni Yavusa Koi Lomo­lomo, Ratu Peni Senibua said vil­lagers were blessed to finally have some lighting in their Lautoka-based village.

Previously they would walk around the village with torches to find their way.

“We are grateful for this man’s kind heart in coming forward to as­sist us,” Mr Senibua said.

The village Turaga Ni Koro (head­man), Jolame Nailaruwai said the solar project was a first in the last 50 years.

Mr Nailaruwai said when the re­quest was made to Mr Singh, the approval to get the project started commenced immediately.

“The villagers are very happy with our solar street lights project,” Mr Nailaruwai said.

Mr Singh said he never hesitated for a minute when he was asked by the Turaga Ni Koro to install the lights.

“I grew up here in Lomolomo and attended school here with a num­ber of children from the village,” said Mr Singh.

“We are all older now, but have re­mained friends.

“Lomolomo Village is part of Vuda and they have had no street lights in the village.

“So, I am happy to have made this contribution.”

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