Evacuees at Andrew Primary told to leave
April 7, 2012 1:25 am
Evacuees at Andrews Primary School in Nadi are asking officials to give them more time before they move out of the Evacuation Center.
This after residents of Navijikuma settlement in Nadi were told to clear the school by this afternoon.
Torika Masiniika an evacuee at the school confirmed the directive came from the District Office.
“We have been informed to leave the evacuation centre by today. But I told them that it’s impossible to leave and that they should go to our homes and see for themselves the conditions it is in. Either they show us another place to stay on we carry on being here because as it is, the current conditions is not safe.”
Masini-ika is pleading with the Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki to look into their plight.
“We have a humble request for the Commissioner West if he can look into the current situation we are facing and let us stay a few more days until the water has receded properly and we are able to clean our houses well. Right now the mud is stinking and it’s not healthy to go and live under those conditions.”
Comments have been sought from the Commissioner Western’s Office.