300 SOLOMONS’ HOMES RECEIVE 24 HOUR POWER SUPPLY

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300 SOLOMONS’ HOMES RECEIVE 24 HOUR POWER SUPPLY DJGS Trading Company gives solar systems to Shortland’s MP

By Trixie Carter HONIARA, Solomon Islands (Solomon Star, June 21, 2011) – In the Solomon Islands, three hundred household in Shortland Island would now have 24 hour power supply.

Thanks to DJGS Trading Company that handed over 300 solar power to Member of Parliament (MP) for Shortland constituency Chris Laure and his constituency development officer (CDO) Michael Kalanuma.

The 300 solar cost about $450,000.

Mr. Kalanuma said the idea for Shortland people to get connected to solar was initiated by late Steve Laure.

"To fulfill the promise of the late honorable, his brother Chris take on the plan to implement it," the CDO said.

Mr. Kalanuma added this was the first project to be delivered to the constituency.

"The plan is for each household in Shortland constituency to have solar power by the end of this year," he said.

Mr. Kalanuma said the reason is for people to have access to solar because fuel is too expensive.

He said this is the biggest help to the constituency, adding he thanked the MP to implement the first project.

Shortland constituency comprised of three islands; they are Mono, Alu and Fauro with 13 villages.

The solar panels will be distributed to 300 household in the constituency by the end of this month.

Also this would be the first visit for Hon. Chris Laure to the constituency and to deliver of projects to schools, clinics, churches and community.

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