EIGHTEEN families from Naboutini settlement in Sabeto will no longer live in the dark after their homes were provided with electricity supply.
The families were resettled at Naboutini five years ago by the Sabeto Muslim League Trust and the Sabeto Tikina Council.
While commissioning the Naboutini rural electrification project, Minister for Works, Transport and Public Utilities Colonel Timoci Natuva said the partnership between the Muslim League Trust and the tikina council should be commended.
"The effort and gesture shown by the Sabeto Muslim League and Sabeto Tikina Council is one that the Bainimarama government promotes," he said.
"The Naboutini settlement rural electrification project was made possible through government's rural electrification scheme.
"The total cost of this project is $51,900 with the contribution of $37,000 by the Fiji Electricity Authority on the grid, $13,600 by the Department of Energy on house wiring and $1300 by the community."
He said one of the cornerstones of the government's development program was bringing electricity to those areas reliant on generators or kerosene power.
Sabeto Muslim League president Aktar Ali said they were grateful for the assistance for the people of Naboutini.
"They are made up mostly of families that are underprivileged so a project like this is something that they will be very grateful for," he said.