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Western residents in dire need of water

April 3, 2012 1:01 am

While government officials continue their efforts to assess the damage caused by the floods, many residents in the western division continue to plead for water.

Shobna Devi a resident of Namosau in Ba says they have been without water since last Thursday and their food supply is running low.

“We have very little food and there has been no water and power from Thursday last week. I have four children and since movement is limited I am running out of milk for my youngest child.”

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The village of Naduri, Nadroga has been using rain water for drinking and cooking purposes.

Jonasa Tawake a farmer in Naduri is asking the government to help them get back on track by supplying them with seedlings.

“Now we are having trouble with the water supply. It’s now our fifth day without proper water supplies but we remain thankful that we managed to collect some rain water which has sustained us till now. We are also thankful to government for rapidly clearing the road to enable us to go into town and stock up on supplies. But we are humbly requesting government for some assistance in helping us get back on track in terms of planting. We desperately need seedlings and if government can supply that to us that would be a big help in terms of getting our lives back on track.”

Meanwhile, DISMAC director Pajiliai Dobui says government teams will be deployed to various places in the west to assess the damage and to give out food rations.

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