On the 5th of January, the Prime Minister, Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama officially opened the Navuca Settlement rural electrification project in Burerua, Tailevu.
The project allows for 30 households in the settlement affordable access to electricity.
“This is a big day for Navuca and another step on the path of progress my Government has forged for Fiji and the Fijian people. I never lose sight of the fact that progress is not just in the big projects; it is in these small steps that make life better for all our communities. Together, they make for a very big journey”.
Hon. Bainimarama sympathized with the families of Navuca Settlement, who have for many years lived without electricity. He acknowledged the efforts of the community and urged the community to continue to work together with Government for a more prosperous future.
“My fellow Fijians, I am a father, and I am a grandfather. I have great hope for the world that my children, my grandchildren and all of our young people will one day inherit. But we can’t secure that future only as individuals. We must stand together, only then can we realise the great potential of our beloved Fiji”.
The Hon. Prime Minister also highlighted that the project is part of an enormous programme of rural electrification by Government. This year alone Government has allocated 42.6 Million Dollars to electrify homes in rural areas across Fiji.
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