Cow Farm Road, Goldsborough is the latest Tobago community to benefit from the on-going Street Lighting Programme.
The programme is being spearheaded by the Division of Settlements, Urban Renewal and Public Utilities. Yesterday (October 30), the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission completed the installation of 19 streetlights in the predominantly agricultural community.
The area is home to approximately 50 homestead farmers, the National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) and the Plant Diagnostic Unit of the Department of Food Production. There are also two waterfalls and nature trails which serve as tourist attractions in the district.
The street lighting exercise was funded by the Tobago House of Assembly under the Public Utilities arm of the Division. The programme is aimed at providing safety, security and comfort for target communities.
Belle Garden/Goodwood area representative Hayden Spencer said the lighting will also help discourage predial larceny.
“A number of farmers have been complaining of a loss of their cattle, sheep and goats at night, so this will be great relief for farmers and their families who live here,” Spencer said.