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PM: More Assistance for Keni Victims

PM: More Assistance for Keni Victims
April 12
11:21 2018

Government is looking at other initiatives apart from the distribution of food rations to help Tropical Cyclone Keni victims.

The Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama said this while visiting villagers affected by the cyclone taking shelter at Tavua District School and Tavua College.

The two schools accommodated more than 200 villagers from Nabuna, Vanuakula and Tavualevu.

People offload rations at the evacuation centre at Tavua District School on April 11, 2018.   Photo: Waisea Nasokia

People offload rations at the evacuation centre at Tavua District School on April 11, 2018.
Photo: Waisea Nasokia

“We are looking at the distribution of kerosene stoves with a one litre of kerosene to each household affected by the recent cyclones; this is to assist them with cooking because some of the houses have nothing left in them,” Mr Bainimarama said.

“We are also talking with our officials on further assistance we can provide apart from the distribution of food rations. We also want to help our farmers who were affected.

“We are looking at initiatives similar to the help for homes, but this will depend on the severity of damage on the villages.”

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama hands over rations to Amelia Tulo, and her granddaughter Analaisa Tuwai at the evacuation centre at Tavua District School on April 11, 2018.   Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama hands over rations to Amelia Tulo, and her granddaughter Analaisa Tuwai at the evacuation centre at Tavua District School on April 11, 2018.
Photo: Waisea Nasokia

He then requested villagers taking shelter at both schools to start moving to their respective villages so that children could start classes.

Villagers then requested if officials of the National Fire Authority could assist them in the removal of thick muddy water from their homes which Mr Bainimarama agreed to.

“I am requesting all of you to start moving to your respective villages so that these schools can continue with classes,” he said.

“ I am giving you another day to clean up your homes, but if there is a need to continue your stay here then that will depend on the assessment from my officials.”

Edited by Percy Kean

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