Bishop Koete RTC fuel expense drops
BISHOP Koete Rural Training Centre, in Central has experienced a huge drop on their fuel expense over the past two years.
This was following the installation of a High power Solar in their School, thanks to Anglican Church of Melanesia and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for funding the solar project.
In an interview with this paper Deputy Principal of Bishop Koete RTC Mr Casper Kuria confirmed that the School’s expense on fuel has dropped rapidly.
He told this paper that the good news was an end result of the solar project which was funded by DFAT and ACOM.
Mr Kuria said the money preserved from fuel expense has assisted the school to spend on other infrastructure development.
“This institution is new and we have very limited infrastructures. Fortunately, we have this money and we use this money to build some classroom and also buy other tools for students to learn,” he said.
Mr Kuria said the solar project also helps students to do their studies during odd hours after the school main electricity power supply switched off during night.
He said Bishop Koete RTC is currently operating under 12 staffs with 150 students.
Mr Kuria said Bishop Koete RTC offers five courses and they are; Agriculture, Carpentry, Mechanic, Home Economics and other life skills trainings.