Firm Records $40k Loss From Floods
Bhima’s Food World Limited recorded $40,000 loss from damaged goods in the recent flooding caused by Tropical Depression 04F.
The director of Bhima’s Food World Limited, Avinesh Nadan, said that they recorded less sales in the New Year because of the lack of accessibility.
“We resumed business from 23rd December, but business is on a drop at the moment because some villagers from the interior parts of Rakiraki still do not have regular access to transportation to reach town,” he said.
According to Mr Nadan, this was the first time for flood waters to reach the bottom two shelves of his supermarket.
“We had shifted a few stock upstairs, because every time the flood waters only reached the steps and receded after that. However that day, for the first time, flood waters entered and reached the bottom two shelves of our supermarket,” he said.
Some extra staff members were hired by the supermarket to clean up the mud brought in by the flood.
“It took us four days after the floods to clean and reset our supermarket,” Mr Nadan said.
“Close to 25 centimetres of mud settled on our supermarket floors, which made it very difficult to clean.
“We had to employ 20 extra cleaning staff. Our bulk stock such as rice and flour bags got wet and damaged by the flood, we only managed to save 40 per cent of our bottom shelf stock, this damage amounted close to $40,000.”
Edited by Rusiate Mataika