Fijian Government arrives in Tailevu and Ra with assistance
February 26, 2016 12:09 am
The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar led an official visit to Nailega Village in Tailevu and the Bucalevu Village in Ra to deliver relief assistance to affected Fijians.
This marked the first official ministerial visit to the Nailega village and an important step in the Fijian Government’s recovery efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston.
Akbar arranged for 26,000 liters of water to refill village water tanks to provide adequate, safe drinking water.
The Minister also extended her visit to the Bucalevu Village in Ra to distribute food rations.
There are 145 people in this community and 33 houses, 28 of which have sustained some damages.
Some of the families are currently residing at the village hall and the nearby school.
All plantations have been destroyed and villagers are currently surviving on the left over crops.
Minister Akbar encouraged the communities to stay strong and assured them that the Ministry will capitalize on its partnerships to support the recovery and rehabilitation process.