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PM orders for new school

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, December 28, 2012

BUKAMA Village in the Yasawa Group will have a brand new school.

The order for the construction of a new school was given by Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama following his tour of the Yasawa Islands last week to assess damage caused by Cyclone Evan.

According to a government press release Commodore Bainimarama expressed concern that students who attend the school would be affected.

Commodore Bainimarama called on engineers from the Fiji Military Forces to begin construction work.

"Education is always our priority and I want this school to be rebuilt as soon as possible. I've asked the RFMF Engineers to prioritise the building of new classrooms and facilities for the 200 students of Bukama Primary School," he said.

Bukama Village headman Tomasi Ratusoqosoqo expressed gratitude that the Prime Minister had visited the devastated village.

"For Commodore Bainimarama to visit and see for himself the situation that we are in after the cyclone brought a sigh of relief for everyone," Mr Ratusoqosoqo said.

The head of government assured the people of Bukama that more supplies would be on the way with the MV Iloilovatu delivering food and temporary relief kits to the Yasawa Group.

The Prime Minister and a team of government officials visited cyclone stricken villages of Nabukeru, Tamusua and Bukama.


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