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Amgali settlement in Nadi finally gets electricity

February 23, 2019 7:51 am
Minister for Infrastructure Jone Usamate at the commissioning of a rural electrification project at Amgali Settlement in Uciwai in the outskirts of Nadi

It was a memorable day for more than a hundred people of Amgali settlement in Nadi.

After more than seven decades,  yesterday the settlement saw the finalization of the commissioning of their electrification project.

Minister for Infrastructure Jone Usamate says that life will now be easier for people living in the settlement as they finally have electricity.

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“For too long, you have been deprived of having access to electricity. However, through the commitment of this Government to leave no Fijians behind, you and your children will now have the opportunity to enjoy and share the benefits of this important infrastructure.”

Resident Sarun Sar says for more than 70 years, they had to rely on lanterns and generators.

He says the project will now also make it easier for children to study especially at night.

Currently, 96 percent of people have access to electricity which is an increase of seven percent from 2007.

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