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Electricity pleases villagers

Salaseini Moceiwai
Sunday, December 15, 2013

VILLAGERS of Seaqaqa in Macuata have conveyed their gratitude to government for undertaking the $14million rural electrification project in the area.

On Friday, villagers were overjoyed after FEA officials supplied them with electricity for more than half a day as part of the project trial run.

Tamonibuca chief Sailosi Turagasau said their plight had now been resolved after 43 years of requesting relevant authorities for such projects.

Mr Turagasau said their plight was highlighted during district and provincial council meetings but nothing was done about it.

He said years of depending on kerosene lamps and candles were now a thing of the past for villagers.

He said they also forked out a lot of money in the past to buy diesel for the village generator.

Mr Turagasau said villagers came to a point where they gave up on buying diesel because it was expensive.

He said students would now study under bright lights and their daily work would be further enhanced as a result of the project.

The FEA and government-funded project is expected to be opened early next year.