Solomon Islands Rural Communities Receive Solar Panels from Provincial Government
MONDAY, 27 AUGUST 2012 04:13
ABOUT 28 families in ward five of Central Ranoggah, Western province will now have their homes shining and powered with solar system.
The solar consignments will be delivered to them this week following the shipment of these lighting systems to the province yesterday.
The 28 solar consignment included panels ranging from 10watts to 20 watts with their batteries, panels, connections and bulbs.
The assistance came under the Western provincial government livelihood fund project which was made possible by the provincial ward member to assist the villagers improve their lives.
In the past the villagers depended much on kerosene which is very expensive to buy in order to light up their homes during the night.
A spokesperson for the member said this is the first phase of the solar system support to families this year and will continue.
The next lot of families will receive their support before the end of this year.
Last year many families in the community also received similar assistance.
The aim of the ward member is to ensure all the homes have access to solar system in their homes.
Community representatives yesterday acknowledged the assistance saying it would help improve the lives of the elderly people, mothers and children in the various communities within ward five.
They said solar is one of the important needs of the people to light up their homes during the night and also to charge their mobile phones in order to keep in touch with their families around the country.
The consignments were shipped down yesterday onboard MV Fair Glory bound for Gizo before being transported down to Ranoggah today for distribution throughout this week.