NJV pays for electricity to Namosi villages
October 11, 2012 1:09 am
Namosi Joint Venture (NJV) has paid over $23,000 to the Department of Energy for the provision of electricity to the district of Namosi.
The amount represents the “total required village contribution” for the supply of electricity.
Under the Fiji rural electrification programme, Government contributes 95 per cent of the cost, while the community pays 5 per cent.
NJV was approached by the Namosi Provincial Council and the Turaga ni Koro of the five Namosi district villages to assist with their contribution.
NJV Country Manager Greg Morris says they decided to cover the full community amount, as access to electricity is critical to ongoing development.
The Namosi district representative to the Namosi Provincial Council Aselemo Vakadranu says this will directly benefit all of them and improve the living standards of the people of Namosi who have been lagging behind in development purposes across Fiji.
Villages that will benefit from the rural electrification project include Waivaka, Narukunibua, Nasigatoka, Namosi koro and Navunibau.