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RFMF Sends Additional Troops To Island

An additional 25 military person­nel have been deployed to assist with rehabilitation works on Ka­davu. They arrived on board the Lomaiviti Princess at Vunisea Government Station accompanying Government ministers. Republic
20 Apr 2018 10:00
RFMF Sends Additional Troops To Island
RFMF personnel clearing heavy debris at Vunisea Government Station on Kadavu on April 18, 2018. Photo: Lieutenant Kiti Vunibatikula

An additional 25 military person­nel have been deployed to assist with rehabilitation works on Ka­davu.

They arrived on board the Lomaiviti Princess at Vunisea Government Station accompanying Government ministers.

Republic of Fiji Military Forces Com­manding Officer 3FIR, Lieutenant-Colo­nel Penioni Naliva also arrived in Ka­davu.

He said the additional manpower would assist the 40 military personnel already on the ground.

“We have brought more military person­nel to assist with recovery works on the ground, such as the distribution of food rations and clearing of heavy debris,” he added.

Lieutenant-Colonel Naliva said deploy­ment of additional manpower was a di­rective from the Commander, Rear Admi­ral Viliame Naupoto.

RFMF 3FIR Lieutenant Kiti Vunibati­kula is responsible for overseeing opera­tions on the ground.

He added that military personnel had been heavily involved in the clearing of debris from Government structures and roads.

“Our men have been working day and night to ensure roads are accessible and schools are clean,” Lieutenant Vunibati­kula said.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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