Electricity Will Transform Our Lives, Says Mother



Kelera Likutokalau (front left) with her father, Manieta Nakaralutu (back left), her daughter, Lowami Lewanibure and her mother, Lowami Lewanibure at Koroipita Settlement in Naikabula, Lautoka on December 23, 2018. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

by Nicolette Chambers, LAUTOKA

Koroipita resident Kelera Likutokalau is eager to use her electrical sewing machine, now that she has access to electricity inside her home.Ms Likutokalau thanked Minister for Economy and Attorney-General Aiyaz-Sayed-Khaiyum who commissioned the Rural Electrification Project at Naikabula, Lautoka, yesterday. She said the electricity would transform their lives.Ms Likutokalau, who is in a wheelchair, said this was now the time for her to earn more income for her family.“I have been living here since 2016 and from then we were dependent on the solar lights,” she said.“Now I am happy with the electricity so I can now use my machine.”She said this would also benefit her daughter in terms of education.“With the access to electricity now, my daughter will be able to complete her homework properly,” she said. Ms Likutokalau acknowledged Mr Sayed-Khaiyum and the FijiFirst Government for giving an early Christmas gift to the residents.