Misinformation does not help says Minister
February 24, 2016 5:34 am
National Disaster Management Minister – Inia Seruiratu has raised disappointment on the misinformation going out in regards to relief efforts in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Winston.
Seruiratu says this does not help in anyway and everyone needs to work together and focus on helping the worst affected areas.
“We need to assure all Fijians that we are looking after their safety and security and of course we are looking into their assistance. There has been some misinformation of Koro and Ovalau being assisted only and not the others simply because of the state of infrastructure in those two islands. Because we have to send most of the supplies by boat and because we have already established that infrastructure on those islands are still intact then we would be providing those assistance.”
Seruiratu says contact has been established in Vanuabalavu and assistance will be sent to them by this afternoon.
He says Divisional Officers are also continuing with their operations and looking after priority areas.