Ten more homes open in cyclone rehab

Report
from Government of Fiji
Published on 09 Sep 2013 View Original

Ten more homes were opened in the Nadi district as rehabilitation works continue in the western division after Hurricane Evan.

Villagers and individuals whose homes were fully destroyed by the cyclone thanked government in assisting in rebuilding their lives.

“We are grateful to government as we did not expect to be given our new home after the cyclone took our home away in December,” said Tagi Moala a resident of Nadi who stepped into her new home after the last one was destroyed during Hurricane Evan.

“I would like to thank the Prime Minister as he has treated everyone equally. Before it was those in urban areas that used to get the first priority but this government has shown that everyone is equal and has treated us equally.”

The homes were handed over to its owners by the District Officer Nadi, Peni Koro in the different areas of Nadi including those living in Nagado at the foot of the sleeping giant mountain.

“It’s been almost a year since the cyclone hit us but government is thankful for your understanding and patience,” he told the home owners.

“There have been a lot of damages in the whole of the western division and not Nadi alone and we are happy that some of you will now be able to benefit through government rehabilitation.”

Another resident Iosefo Nasaro could not hold back his emotions as he was handed the keys for his new home.

“I do not have words to thank this government for what it has done for me and my family. After we lost our home, we stayed with other villagers as we had nowhere to go,” Mr Nasaro said.

“My two children now have a home their can call their and I must thank the Prime Minister and his ministers for their assistance.”

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