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Visit Brings Smiles On Battered Koro

For an island that has been battered by a storm that claimed loved ones, Koro islanders smiled as the Prime Minister made his visit bringing Government relief and supplies. Villagers
29 Feb 2016 13:39
Visit Brings Smiles On Battered Koro
Water rations offloaded at Kade village yesterday. Photo: Aqela Susu

For an island that has been battered by a storm that claimed loved ones, Koro islanders smiled as the Prime Minister made his visit bringing Government relief and supplies.

Villagers from the various villages in Koro beamed as PM Voreqe Bainimarama visited in  aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston.

He was accompanied by Minister for Youth and Sports, Laisenia Tuitubou.

Water, gas cylinders, tarpaulins, building equipment, food, clothes and other essentials were brought as part of the rebuilding effort for those affected by the monster storm.

Mudu village chief, Rupeni Deleqaranivalu said the village was excited and happy to receive the delegation led by the Prime Minister.

“We are just happy and so thankful to this Government especially the Prime Minister,” Mr Deleqaranivalu said.

“He is the best. He delivers and ensures that the services provided by his Government are carried out properly.

“We are also fortunate that he is able to come down to our level and meet us. Many of the past Prime Ministers never used to do this.”

Viliame Gonekula from Sinuvaca Village, a kava farmer, asked if debris on the way to his farm could cleared.

Mr Bainimarama assured that the Republic of Fiji Military Forces engineers would look into this.

“At least he gets to witness for himself the hardship we are facing. Everything we have been facing and needing, this Government is able to step up and provide everything for us especially like what we have seen here today (yesterday), our own,” Mr Gonekula said.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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