Deputy PM apologises for delay in rehabilitation of schools

March 16, 2023 10:24 am

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Professor Biman Prasad during his northern division tour

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Professor Biman Prasad has apologised for the delay in the full rehabilitation of schools that were severely affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasa.

The Minister made the apology in Lekutu District School in Bua as he undertakes a two-day tour in the Northern Division.

Professor Prasad says they understand that the damage caused by TC Yasa was extensive in Vanua Levu.

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He says as the Ministry responsible for the reconstruction of the schools affected by the cyclone, they take responsibility and apologise that they have not been able to fix these school infrastructures in the past two to three years.

The Deputy Prime Minister assured the people, on behalf of the Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka and the People’s Coalition Government, that the they will not neglect Vanua Levu, including Bua and Dreketi.