Dugavatu Families still in Dark.
Residents of Dugavatu, Raki Raki are still awaiting the supply of electricity by FEA under rural electrification programme despite a promise made by the Prime Minister last year.
The Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama had last year on his “Consultation Visit” with his large entourage reportedly made the commitment at the Tataiya Memorial School to provide FEA power to the 37 cane farmers families residing in Dugavatu area.
The Dugavatu rural area which is located just 7 kilometers away from Raki Raki town has no piped water and electricity supply. Water supply is currently provided under the Community Project and is contributed and managed by the residents.
An NFP Team NFP led by Prof. Biman Prasad and General Secretary-Jagannath Sami met with the residents of Dugavatu last Tuesday. The residents during a “Talanoa Session “raised many concerns including the failure by government to fulfil its promise to supply electricity to the residents.
The NFP is calling on the Prime Minister to make good his promise to the people of Dugavatu and is hopeful that with the general elections nearing, the Prime Minister will fulfill his promise. Last Friday the PM visited Raki Raki again as part of his consultation trip in the West.