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Evacuees’ Relieved As PM Arrives On Site

Evacuees at Nasinu Sangam School in Narere were relieved when Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama visited them yesterday. Mr Bainimarama visited with basic food items such as flour, rice and sugar
24 Feb 2016 12:03
Evacuees’ Relieved As PM Arrives On Site
Children at Nasinu Sangam School evacuation centre in Narere yesterday. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

Evacuees at Nasinu Sangam School in Narere were relieved when Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama visited them yesterday.

Mr Bainimarama visited with basic food items such as flour, rice and sugar which were distributed.

Thirteen-year-old Anasa Luvenitubuitamana of Wainunu settlement in Wainibuku, was among the evacuees. Their homes were damaged by Cyclone Winston.

“We haven’t had a proper meal for a week now,” he said.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama yesterday visited the evacuation centre with basic food items which relieved the plight of evacuees, some of whom have nothing left to live on.

“The cyclone damaged our home in Wainibuku, leaving us with nothing but with the assistant of Prime Minister we will now be able to.

He said they have been eating food crops from their backyard farms that were damaged by the cyclone.

Fallen breadfruits, uprooted crops from their backyard farms and whatever they could find were brought to the evacuation centre.

“I was so happy when I saw the Prime Minister visiting us; something we have been wishing for the last few days; I just want to thank the Prime Minister for his generosity and for the food,” he said.

Another 13-year-old Sekove Naulumira of Nasinu Muslim Primary School said their house was taken down by the cyclone; leaving them homeless.

“I want to thank the Prime Minister for visiting; he has been a blessing in our lives today (yesterday),” he said.

“Today (yesterday) I just want to thank the Prime Minister for taking time out and visiting us; for hearing our cry.

“We have been asking for assistance but no one responded until the Prime Minister came to us. Now we will have to stop getting all the damaged root crops from our farms,” she said.

 

Feedback:  arieta.vakasukawaqa@fijisun.com.fj

 

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