Donors present donations to PM’s Relief Fund today
Donations to the Prime Ministers Flood Relief Fund continue to pour in with $51,300 given today to assist those affected by the recent floods.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, while receiving the donation from the five donors, assured them the money will be very useful in the relief efforts especially to those affected from floods in the Western division.
“I am planning to make another tour of the Western division next week to check on the relief efforts,” Mr Bainimarama said.
“There is a lot of relief work going on right now and one of our priorities is getting children back into schools.”
Nauru’s High Commissioner Jarden Kephas handed a cheque of $37,300 with the hope that “it assists in the relief efforts”.
He said the President and Government of Nauru extended the assistance to the appeal to give a helping hand in the Fijian Government’s effort to assist the people affected.
Mr Kephas said this was in line with the sentiments expressed in the proverb “many hands make light work”. The Suva Retailers Association donated $2,500 and members have promised to provide assistance through the Non-Governmental-Organisations (NGO).
The Ministry of Finance Staff Association presented $1,000, which was contributed by the staff. The China Railway No. 3 Group gave $6000 towards the relief efforts and Mr Bainimarama thanked them for their donation.
The company representatives said the cheque was an expression of the company’s support to those affected by the recent disaster in Fiji.
The Sri Lankan community today also gave $4,500 and more members of the business community have shown interest in providing assistance.
“We extend our gratitude to the members of the Sri Lankan community for this kind assistance and donation, which will towards assisting those affected by the floods,” Prime Minister Bainimarama said.
Meanwhile, the Head of European Union’s Delegation of the European Union for the Pacific, Ambassador Dr Abdoul-Aziz Mbaye paid a courtesy call as well this morning to the Prime Minister at his office in Government Building.