Govt launches first community telecentre projects
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama launched Government’s first three community telecentre projects at the Suva Sangam College this morning.
The launch signifies Government’s commitment to develop the people of Fiji.
PM Bainimarama, PS for Communications, Ms Elizabeth Powell and Manager ITC, Mr Eliki Salusalu at the launching of the Government Community Telecentres at Suva Sangam College
“The empowerment of Fijians through the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and the advancement of Fiji as a knowledge-based society is a development priority for my Government,” Commodore Bainimarama said.
“Today’s launch is a proof of that commitment.”
Commodore Bainimarama said the new development ensured that all people had access to the digital world.
“These three telecentres and the others, that will follow foster my Government’s aim of connecting the unconnected, bridging the digital divide, connecting the rural and maritime zones with the urban and bridging the divide between the rich and the poor,” Commodore Bainimarama said.
A telecentre is a public place where people can access computers, the internet and other digital technologies that enable them to gather information, create, learn and communicate with others while they develop essential digital skills.
The simultaneous launch was made possible through the viewing of the launch over the web through skype by the two schools.
Meanwhile, Suva Sangam College, Rakiraki High School and Levuka Public School are the three schools that will house the new community telecentres.