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Seruiratu: We Will Come Back Better And Stronger

Although Tropical Cyclone Winston has brought devastation into our land we are not let down, we will come back stronger and better. These were the words uttered by Minister for
06 Mar 2016 12:14
Seruiratu: We Will Come Back Better And Stronger
RISE UP FIJI charity concert.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

Although Tropical Cyclone Winston has brought devastation into our land we are not let down, we will come back stronger and better.

These were the words uttered by Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Inia Seruiratu during the ‘Rise Up Fiji’ concert at Ratu Sukuna Park in Suva yesterday.

The concert was organised by Fiji Performing Rights Association to collect money and contribute it towards the Prime Minister’s relief fund to help people affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Close to one thousand people were part of this concert.

“On behalf of the Fijian Government I extend to you all our, sincere appreciation and gratitude for all your contribution, assistance and support to all Fijians who have suffered the cyclone,” he said.

“From the day the cyclone hit us, we are just concentrating on three essential tasks,” he said.

Mr Seruiratu said the first essential task was the provision of basic needs to all Fijians. These are; shelter, food, water, health, hygiene, accessibility and communication.

“Secondly, restoration of essential services; transportation, airport, ports, jetties, water and electricity.

Mr Seruiratu said towers are down in the Western Division but will be fixed by today and they will then repair broken power lines.

“Health and hygiene is   a challenge but we are managing.

“There’s a possibility of disease outbreaks so we need water for the people and we are thankful that the public sectors through the assistance of our partners are working around the clock to control the outbreaks,” he said.

The third essential task is economy growth.

“We need Fiji’s economy to remain strong and sustainable in the long-term.”

About 40 bands and individual artists from all over the Fiji were there to entertain the audience.

 

 

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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