Cikobia islanders receive solar-powered freezer

Minister for Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau in Cikobia this week. Picture: LUKE RAWALAI

PEOPLE of Cikobia in Macuata had a reason to celebrate today when they received their new solar-powered freezer from Minister of Fisheries Semi Koroilavesau.

Officiating at the handover, Mr Koroilavesau told villagers that the $14,000-worth solar-powered freezer had had a capacity to hold 120kilograms of fish at one time.

He told villagers that following the handover, it was now theirs and they needed to take good care of it.

He added the facility was part of the Government’s efforts to take development to rural communities outside urban areas.

There are a total of six solar-powered freezers scheduled to be issued by the Ministry this year.

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