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PM, G77 envoy visit families

By JYOTI PRATIBHA Twelve families in the Western Division were presented their new homes, built by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces engineers and private contractor after Tropical Cyclone Evan.
10 May 2013 10:47
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, and wife Mary (left), during their West tour yesterday to hand over new homes. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, and wife Mary (left), during their West tour yesterday to hand over new homes. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

By JYOTI PRATIBHA

Twelve families in the Western Division were presented their new homes, built by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces engineers and private contractor after Tropical Cyclone Evan.
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama handed over the new houses yesterday.
He was accompanied by the executive secretary of the Group of 77 from New York, Mourad Ahmia.
Each of these families had lost close to everything during Cyclone Evan.
The cost of each house was $12,500.
The first official handover was done at Vuda Point, Lautoka to Rikhi and Kuini Chand.
Mr Chand said this was the first time any prime minister or a government official had visited their area.
He said the time taken by Commodore Bainimarama to personally visit the families and hand over the homes showed his commitment towards the Fijian people.
“For me, this is close to a miracle. I never thought that the Prime Minister could consider coming here to us for this. We always thought that this would be a big deal for us and a small issue for the Prime Minister. But, today, I witnessed for myself that he has time for all Fijians.
“I am able to move back here with my wife and daughter, only because of this man,” Mr Chand said acknowledging the Prime Minister.
Commodore Bainimarama said they were happy to assist.



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