16th June 04:35 PM
PM visits Evacuation Centre at Draiba Primary School
By Lena Reece
Sunday 06/01/2019
Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama visited the Draiba Public School that is currently being used as an evacuation center [Photo: Fijian Government/Facebook]

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama visited the 62 people who are currently taking shelter at the evacuation centre at Draiba Primary School.

Bainimarama spoke with the community members of Korova Settlement who are sheltering at the evacuation centre on how their families are doing and he also asked the families what they would need while at the evacuation centre.

Speaking to Fijivillage Bainimarama also stressed that everyone needs to be prepared for Tropical Cyclone Mona.

He highlighted that after the many lessons learnt from Tropical Cyclone Winston, people should be prepared for Tropical Cyclone Mona that is headed toward to the Fiji Group.

Meanwhile community member Waqaciri Dokosabau expressed his appreciation for the visit by the Prime Minister and earlier by the Minister for Disaster Management and Meteorological Services, Jone Usamate.

Speaking in itaukei, Dokosabau says the Prime Minister has reassured members of the settlement that food rations and other basic necessities will be provided to them while they are sheltering at the evacuation centre.

The 49-year-old says that at around 2pm yesterday afternoon police officers had advised the families from the 7 homes at the settlement to move to the evacuation centre as their homes are vulnerable to flash floods and storm surges.

Dokosabau says that at this point they are grateful for the assistance and have also prepared themselves with warm clothes, stored drinking water and candles as Tropical Cyclone Mona continues to move toward Fiji.

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