The village of Falealupo is serious about solar power as an alternative energy supply in the next five years.
The request was made by the Deputy Opposition Leader and Falealupo M.P, Aeau Peniamina Leavaise’eta in Parliament last week. In thanking the Prime Minister and his Cabinet for work they have done for Samoa during the past five years, Aeau said there is one project they are keen to explore in the next Parliamentary term. “We want to have electricity supplied from the sun as well,” said the Veteran M.P.
“The heat of the sun is strongly felt in our area and it would be fitting to have this.
“Our request is to buy each unit with 20 cents and we will provide land, labour and other work that is relevant.” In making the request to the Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Aeau said once this is done they can also have the solar power supplied to neigbouring villages.
About the developments in Falealupo, the M.P thanked the government for improvements in water, roads and electricity.
In particular, he acknowledged the work done to improve the water supply in Falealupo.
He pointed out that the cost of the machine to pump the water was expensive and perhaps they should have the first six months supplied for free.
In his last speech before Parliament dissolved, Aeau thanked his Opposition colleagues for their work and also his constituency for their patience and support over the years.