Caption: Prime Minister Bainimarama. File Photo.
The Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, will open five new Government Telecentres during a visit to Vanua Levu that beginstomorrow.
Already, ten Telecentres are operating in various parts of the country, providing ordinary Fijians with access to the Internet and a range of other telecommunications services.
The number of people using the Telecentres has climbed to more than 31,000 – according to the latest figures – and that number is set to escalate with the five new centres in the North.
The first will be opened by the Prime Minister tomorrow afternoon at the Seaqaqa Secondary School in the sugar belt outside Labasa.
On Tuesday, others will be launched at the Nadogo Secondary School -another rural area – and the Shri Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Labasa town. And on Wednesday, the PM will open Telecentres at the Labasa Muslim College and the Savusavu Secondary School, in Vanua Levu’s second main town.
The Prime Minister’s party is also carrying thousands of copies of the new 2013 Constitution – which came into effect yesterday – to distribute during his visit in the three main languages – English, i’Taukei and Hindi.
The PM will be accompanied on his visit by the Attorney General and Minister for Communications, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
The AG described the five new Telecentres as an important part of the Government’s overall plan to accelerate development in the North.
“ Our ‘Look North’ program is one of the Government’s main priorities and that includes empowering ordinary Fijians by giving them access to the same telecommunications services enjoyed by those living in Viti Levu”, he said.