More than 100 families at Vunarewa Settlement in Nadi welcomed the New Year with the commissioning of the rural electrification project by the Prime Minister of Fiji earlier this month.
This is one of several rural electrification projects that Hon. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has opened over the past few weeks. A commitment made by Government to all Fijians by investing in infrastructure and increasing access to all services.
“When we invest in development, like this electrification project, we bring Fiji and the Fijian people close to realising our tremendous potential as a nation. Of course, we have the big projects – the roads, bridges, jetties, and even the new airport here in Nadi – but it’s these small projects as well that make a real difference in the lives of our people. And every step we take, no matter how small, is part of our great journey forward as a nation”.
The Prime Minister also reminded those present that other making the services accessible to all Government has a network of support in place to support eligible Fijians with a fifty per cent subsidy on electricity bills.
“Families earning less than 30,000 Dollars a year qualify for this subsidy programme, with up to the first 100 kilowatt hours of electricity a month subsidised. If you meet these requirements please apply at any office of our national electricity provider, the Fiji Electricity Authority”.
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