Dear Editor – According to a report in the Solomon Star newspaper, a local solar power company has been teaching constituency representatives from across the country how to care for their solar equipment already in use and to educate potential solar power users on future maintenance.
This is a most enterprising and important development and congratulations are due to the company behind the initiative.
The provision of solar power units across the country will aid basic lighting and power needs and help to enrich the lives of rural people in terms of their well being, social and education requirements.
It is entirely fitting that Solar Support Trainees should be adequately equipped to give advice and support in their respective communities.
It is my understanding that Members of Parliament (MPs) were invited to nominate a representative from their constituency to attend the training.
Several MP’s have facilitated the introduction of solar power units in their constituencies over the years and it is hoped that more will follow their examples in bringing lighting and power possibilities to their constituents, especially those in remote regions and where there are many elderly and disabled residents still without power.