Fiji: Multi-ethnic continues rebuilding process in the North

The Minister for Multi-Ethnic Affairs, George Shiu Raj, last week handed over funds for the rehabilitation of some schools and a number of his Ministry's projects in the Northern Division.

The Minister, who was on his second trip to the Cyclone Ami devastated areas, said his Ministry gave monetary rehabilitation assistance to the Vuo Bhartiya School, Tabia Sanatan Dharam School, Korotari Arya School and Nabakavu Primary School totaling over $20,000.

"People have been picking up the pieces and rebuilding their lives and as a responsible Government, we have assisted them and told them that we are here for them," said Mr Shiu Raj.

In addition, Mr Shiu Raj also oversaw the appointments of the chairpersons and administrators of the Labasa and Savusavu Multicultural Centers. Pravin Lal and Usha Kiran will run the Savusavu Center as chairman and administrator respectively while Daya Singh and Basanjee Prasad will man the Labasa office.

Mr Shiu Raj said his Ministry is continuing its normal community project work in the North.

"We continue to receive request for assistance and we will continue to serve these needs," he said.

Mr Shiu Raj was in Rabi, Kioa and Druarua islands earlier this month, before returning to the North last week to visit the schools.

He is expected to make another trip to the Division soon.