19th March 08:10 PM
AG commissions electricity for 150 residents of Koroipita in Lautoka
By Lena Reece
Monday 24/12/2018
Attorney‑General Aiyaz Sayed‑Khaiyum with the residents of Koroipita in Lautoka [Photo: Fijian Govt]

150 homes at Koroipita in Lautoka will have an even more special Christmas after electricity supply was commissioned to their homes last night.

Attorney‑General Aiyaz Sayed‑Khaiyum officially commissioned electricity supply the residents at the model town.

The Rural Electrification Project was for Stages 2 and 3 of Koroipita and envisioned to increase productivity and the advancement of residents who now have lights for studying and general safety, and for income‑generating projects they can implement.

Sayed-Khaiyum highlighted the government's commitment to fully transition to renewable energy sources by 2030, and the opportunities availed for consumers to become shareholders of Energy Fiji Limited.

Model Towns Charitable Trust for Koroipita, Honson Cheer commended the timely efforts to lighting up the community, which is home to 241 houses and a population of 1100.

Cheer also reiterated that the Attorney General declared to the people only 76 days ago that the Christmas lights would come on this year.

He says that it seemed like an impossible task at the time and the Trust’s Assistant General Manager, Susan Naidu was on the case checking out and demolishing any obstacle in the process, and when Energy Fiji Limited got the green light in the form of payment, they made history.

The commissioning was also attended by Minister for Infrastructure & Transport, Jone Usamate, Assistant Minister for Health & Medical Services, Alex O'Connor and Energy Fiji Limited Chief Executive Officer Hasmukh Patel.

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