Around 200 Fijians living in Mua Village in Batiki who rely on the services of the Nursing station received a boost after Prime Minister, Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama commissioned the $72,000 new solar power system under the PM’s Small Grants Scheme.
“The 200 people of this Tikina rely on the services of their local nurse, and we must ensure that the station has the power it needs whenever it needs it,” PM Bainimarama said.
“Emergencies and illnesses don’t come on a schedule. We can’t always plan to work when we have power. Any medical facility must have reliable power on demand, 24 hours a day, seven days a week—because lives could depend on it.”
The head of Government added that one of the Government’s priorities is to raise the living standards and the opportunities and providing needed Government services in rural and maritime areas and making sure that all communities are connected.
“We have done this by providing better access to education and health, and by guaranteeing legal aid and internet services in rural communities. And we do it by extending electrical power and safe water to local communities. We can’t do it all at once. But we are getting it done.”