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Ministry contributes towards flood relief

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The Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation handed over 59 cartons of assorted clothing wears to the Ministry of Provincial development and National Disaster Management this week. Ministry permanent secretary Mr Govind Sami said the donation worth over $FD2000 is part of the ministry’s effort to assist women and children who were affected from recent floods in most parts of the western division.

“A total of 2518 clothing items for women, men and children was donated to the Ministry by Docklands Rotary Club of Melbourne, Australia and we know this assistance will make a positive impact in the lives of people who have suffered at hands of the recent flooding’s in West,” Mr Sami said.

The items consist of beddings, ladies tops, dresses, jackets, men’s wear, t-shirts and pants for children.

The Ministry of Provincial Development permanent secretary Inia Seruiratu thanked the social welfare ministry for its efforts towards the flood relief and said the priority for government is to normalise the situation in the western parts of the country and to address all those affected.

“On behalf of the Government, I once again would like to express my sincere appreciation for the generosity we have received as we all know that government has primary responsibility during disasters, we are quite overwhelmed with the support we have received and we know that we are working together as a nation.

“Our immediate goal is to bring stability to the people in the affected areas before we look at the recovery and rehabilitation. So once again we thank all the stakeholders and private companies for their timely donations which will be given to the people in needy areas,” Col Seruiratu added.