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Widows Of Fallen Patriots Thank PM For New Homes

Widows Of Fallen Patriots  Thank PM For New Homes
Akeneta Seavula 59, with the keys to her new homes at Wainibuku Subdivision, Nakasi on July 15, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar
July 16
12:12 2017

Widows of four members of the disciplined forces who lost their lives in 2000 yesterday thanked Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama for their new homes.

They also thanked the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and the Fiji Police Force for their support.

Mr Bainimarama handed over the keys of the three-bedroom homes at Wainibuku Subdivision in Nakasi.

Elisi Tabusiga, who lost her husband Private Osea Rokosirinavosa, said the long wait of finally owning a house was over.

“Today is a happy day for my family. After my husband passed away RFMF supported us financially, so I would like to thank them for their services and care,” Ms Tabusiga said.

“This handing over of our own home is a sign that we have not been forgotten by our Government and I also thank them for everything.”

She said that it had been a long wait and the journey was not easy, but owning her own home was a blessing.

Muni Lata Kumar, who lost her husband Police Corporal Raj Kumar said the new house reminded her and her family of how brave her husband was.

“He was a very hardworking and courageous Police Officer.

“This house we have received is because of his hard work and dedication, therefore this will remind the generations to come to be brave like my husband,” Ms Kumar said.

“I was lonely, but the Police Force, RFMF and the Government supported me in the past 17 years and I thank them for everything.”

Akeneta Naseka Seavula, who lost her husband Police Constable Filipo Seavula said she was thankful and delighted.

“I don’t know how to express the feelings I am going through today. I am remembering my husband and at the same time thinking about the house I have received because of his hard work,” Mrs Seavula added.

“This house is a blessing for us and I thank the authorities who have come up with this initiative which will help me and my family live independently.”

Claire Weleilakeba, who lost her husband Private Drauniceguva Weleilakeba, said she was fortunate she made it through with her children and thanked the RFMF engineers, the Government and Police for this initiative.

“My four kids were all below five years when my husband passed away. I educated my children and now they are supporting me and I would like to encourage females out there to trust in God,” she said.

“It’s been 17 years but the pain of losing a close one lingers on but this house is a reminder of my husband’s love for his country and his people.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa


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