THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government is serious and committed in ensuring that reliable and cheaper electricity supply is delivered to the population of the country.
This was highlighted by David Day Pacha, the Minister for the Ministry of Mines, Energy & Rural Electrification during the commissioning of the new Lungga power station, on Monday.
He said that, even though it is difficult to completely electrify the whole country within a short period of time, the milestone that the State Owned Enterprise (SOE) has now reached indicates positive signs as a step forward in achieving the energy long-term policy of the DCCG.
“…the DCCG is fully aware of the high price of electricity and I’m glad that SIEA with the assistance from the World Bank has completed an electricity tariff review study which will have a new tariff regulation promulgated by next year which will see drop of electricity price.
“The DCCG government believes that the development of the Tina River Hydropower project and other renewable energy schemes such as Fiu River hydro scheme and solar hybrid systems will bring us cheaper electricity price and spread electricity to our un-electrified population,” Mr Pacha said.
The Minister also called upon the SIEA now renamed Solomon Power Board, through its management to continue with their good work in increasing electricity access by utilizing the renewable energy resources in the country.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA