Fiji Time: 2:05 PM on Monday 20 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Villagers to wait a bit longer

Kalesi Mele
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

VILLAGERS of Tukuraki in the Ba Highlands will have to wait for the next financial year before they are connected to the national electricity grid.

Commissioner Western Manasa Tagicakibau said they had hoped villagers would relocate first before any plans to provide electricity to the area was initiated.

Each house in the newly-relocated village has been equipped with a small solar panel.

Mr Tagicakibau said there were a lot of factors that needed to be considered before they carried out any work.

"There are plans with the State as part of the rural electrification scheme which includes connecting the grid," he said.

"We understand from the plans in this financial year, Tukuraki is not included.

"But I believe it is catered for in the next."

He urged villages to continue to use solar panels before plans to connect the village with electricity begins to materialise.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62050.6015
JPY 55.545452.5454
GBP 0.36760.3596
EUR 0.41340.4014
NZD 0.71590.6829
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.48830.4713



Exchange Rate updated on 20th, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. All the way
  2. Schooling in tents
  3. Resort schooner sinks, passengers and crew safe
  4. Tura's mountain
  5. Drug raid ends in arrest
  6. FSC 'technically insolvent', says NFP leader
  7. Power abounds at COP23
  8. RKSOB lead fight against prostate
  10. Oceans Pathway launched

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. Students holiday fares clarified Tuesday (14 Nov)
  4. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  5. Stunningly impressive Tuesday (14 Nov)
  6. Bati-mania Tuesday (14 Nov)
  7. Walker brothers' radar focuses on Fiji Bati kingpin Friday (17 Nov)
  8. Tighten defence Wednesday (15 Nov)
  9. Timoci opens COP23 Thursday (16 Nov)
  10. 'God first' Sunday (19 Nov)