Lautoka- Residents of Navutu and Nasoata in the Sugar City have now been supplied with 24-hour reliable power supply following the commissioning of a much-awaited grid extension project in the area by the Prime Minister Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama this afternoon.
In his official address, Prime Minister Bainimarama said he was delighted to have commissioned the project which sees the residents getting connected to our national grid.
“It’s a pleasure for me to see how your government’s over $340,000 investment in this grid extension project is serving your communities,” he said.
“But it’s clear the greatest benefits of this development can’t be measured in dollars, they are immeasurable.
“No government official is tasked with counting all of the hours your children have been able to study into the night, now that they live in an electrified community, nor any of the other intangible gains that are all making your communities better, more technologically-catered, safer, and more productive places to call home.
“I look forward to seeing how this development continues to uplift the families of your community for years to come.”
The Head of Government also thanked the residents for their cooperation during our lockdown of the Lautoka Confined Area, and throughout our nationwide response to crush Fiji’s COVID-19 outbreak.
“Thank you to each of you today. Together, we’ve led the world in beating this virus, an achievement that ranks among the proudest in Fijian history.”
Speaking on behalf of the residents, advisory councilor Tomasi Seru said their children would benefit heavily from this project.
“Life has been made easier for us here and we sincerely thank the Bainimarama-led government for providing us with this much-needed project,” he said.