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A-G Commends Businesshouses

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The Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (right), with the Minister for Local Government Parveen Kumar in Ba yesterday. Photo: Attorney-General’s Office
March 02
10:12 2016

The Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, yesterday thanked businesshouses for contributing towards relief efforts to help people affected by Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston.

He said this in Ba while receiving a contribution from Hans Raj and Company Limited, which operates as Meenoo’s.

The company contributed $50,000 cash towards the Prime Minister’s relief fund and $50,000 worth of relief packs for those affected by TC Winston.

While receiving the cheque, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum thanked the company and said the assistance would be put to good use.

“The head of Meenoo’s and various directors, thank you very much for this contribution,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“Cyclone Winston obviously is the second strongest cyclone, the world has ever seen in recorded history and obviously the level of devastation that has taken place in Fiji has been quite unprecedented.

“This is the time for all of us Fijians to be very generous and I would like to thank you for your generousity for contributing directly towards the Prime Minister’s relief fund. This is the time for us to come together as a nation and ensure that we get the country back on its feet.”

He said the sooner we did that, the sooner we became more productive and the economy started moving, people started spending and people started to get a livelihood and a source of income.

“We can assure you that this assistance will be put to good use.”

Rajesh Parmar the managing director of the company hoped the relief packs would benefit the affected families.

“The relief packs include mosquito nets, bedsheet, towel, rice, noodles, tinned fish and biscuits which would help the needy individuals,” Mr Parmar said.

 

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