THE people of Nadogo yesterday turned a new chapter in development after the government gave them a new telecentre with free internet service.
Opened by Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, the occassion has been labelled a positive move towards developing the rural areas of Macuata.
Commodore Bainimarama assured them that Nadogo, like other places in the North, would continue to be developed through the government's Look North Policy.
The telecentre provides users details of the 2013 Constitution, other activities and new developments within the government ministries and departments .
"You can keep up with the news during perhaps the most exciting time in Fiji's history. You can find out for yourself what is happening and not rely on information that is second-hand and may be wrong," Commodore Bainimarama said.
"As of last week, 31,500 people were using the services of the telecentres around the country."
Tui Nadogo Ratu Ilisaniti Malodali said the centre brought the world closer to Nadogo.
"We can get in touch with our relatives around the world and chat with them through Skype. For many years, we relied on phones to call our loved ones away from home and not many of us have phones," he said.
"So with the free services given to us by government, we are forever grateful and our people will sure make good use of it especially through Skype and chat with their loved ones.
"It is also a good time to teach our people about technology and the older ones can also learn how to use a computer."