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Communities Commend Government For The Rebuilding Assistance

  The communities in the Ba Province that have been assisted through the ‘Help for Homes’ Initiative have commended Government for the assistance.   More than 300 people from the
04 Jun 2016 17:32
Communities Commend Government For The Rebuilding Assistance
Help for Home team while distributing the e-cards to the Beneficiaries at the Moto Sanatan Samellan School in Ba this week

 

The communities in the Ba Province that have been assisted through the ‘Help for Homes’ Initiative have commended Government for the assistance.

 

More than 300 people from the communities of Chinakoti, Naruku, Kumkum, Moto, Maranitawa, Waiwai, Talaiya, Nasolo, Tabataba, Yaloku, Cirisobu, Nadaru and Rara in Ba were issued with the ‘Help for Homes’ e-cards at the Moto Sanatan Samellan School from Thursday to Saturday this week.

 

In its fifth week of operations, the ‘Help for Homes’ Initiative has assisted a total of 22,083 homes, including Fijians from these areas: Eastern Division, (Vanuabalavu, Lomaiviti Group, Koro Island), Taveuni, Savusavu, Bua, Tailevu, Ra, Tavua, Ba and Lautoka.

While speaking on behalf of the Nanuku Village in Ba, village headman Alipate Saukuru acknowledged the Government for this timely assistance.

“Nanuku Village has a population of more than 100 people and our major source of living is sugarcane farming. During cyclone Winston, a total of 8 houses were damaged and if it wasn’t for the ‘Help for Homes’ Initiative, we wouldn’t have been able to rebuild our homes,” Mr Saukuru said.

“We are appreciative of the assistance provided by Government and we would like to thank the Hon. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama for all the assistance provided nationwide. The Ministry of Agriculture has also been assisting the farmers with the replanting of our crops that were damaged.”

Advisory Councillor for Nukuloa and Tabataba, Mr Mukesh Chand said families have already started to rebuild their homes.

 

“This is the first time for us to receive such assistance from Government; we were also assisted through the food ration distribution in our areas. There are 447 households in Nukuloa and Tabataba, nearly 80 per cent of the houses were partially damaged,” Mr Chand said.

“Some families have started to rebuild their houses and during the three days, many more have received the electronic card from the ‘Help for Homes’ team. The programmes of this Government are different from the past governments; it is directly focused on improving the lives of communities at grassroots level. We thank the Hon. Prime Minister for programmes like the ‘Help for Homes’ Initiative which is directed towards assisting the needy families in rural areas.”

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