Bainimarama commends authorities for response to Fiji floods

The Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, commended the swift response by authorities, including civil servants, to the recent floods in the Western Division.

The Head of Government today toured areas affected by the recent heavy rainfall, as efforts continue to restore normalcy in the division.

Prime Minister Bainimarama thanked all civil servants and those from non – governmental organizations for the support and work during the recent flood in the western division.

“Thank you for the hard work and please thank your families too in allowing you to carry out your duties as public servants,” he said as he visited evacuation centres in the division.

“This operation was very well executed and coordinated which has been one of the major success stories during the floods on Thursday.”

Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki said all schools will resume classes on Monday as one remains sheltering evacuees.

“Currently only one school is still in activation and those evacuees will be provided temporary shelter elsewhere so that classes can resume”, Commander Cawaki said.

“There were no major damages to public utilities but most of the damages have been recorded.”

Meanwhile the Prime Minister has told Semo villagers in the
Western division that as a permanent measure, their village will be relocated. He said the relocation would put an end to flooding in homes of the villagers.

“We had talked about relocating the village to higher grounds during our last visit here and now I think we will have to fast track that decision,” he said.

“The RFMF engineers will be deployed soon to ensure that relocation is done this year.”