RESORTING to fuel for lighting will be a thing of the past for nine schools in Fataleka constituency.
This came after parliament member, Steve Abana handed over 40 new solar panel units to the schools’ teachers yesterday in Honiara.
The solar panel units are part of the Government’s Community Electrification Project for Rural schools in the country.
Taiwanese Government allocated $10 million for this project which began last year.
Mr Abana said both east and west Fataleka will receive 20 solar panel units each.
He said these solar panel units are different from the ones funded under the Constituency’s funds.
“The project started late last year, which resulted in distribution just happening now,” he said.
Head master of Manu primary school, Alick William said these solar panels will be really helpful for them in terms of lighting.
He said it will motivate teachers and students to engage in schools activities and do extra work at night.
“Currently we are leaving on kerosene for light.
“However it is very expensive for us in the rural areas because one bottle cost $10,” he said.
Mr William thanked the Government, Taiwan and Mr Abana for initiating this project.
“For years since our past MPs we have not seen anything like this,” he said.
“This is the first time for schools to receive lighting instruments.”
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