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Family waits for help

Maciu Malo
Monday, February 04, 2013

A FAMILY in Navau, Ba is patiently waiting for assistance after their home was completely destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Evan late last year.

The family has constructed a makeshift home from the remains of their damaged building.

Housewife Miliana Mocevakaca, 21, said they did not have the money to rebuild their home.

"We have approached certain people for assistance but as of today we are still waiting for help to come our way," she said.

Ba provincial administrator Nacanieli Lomani said an assessment on the damaged property was carried out.

"We have assessed the home and family's income and we have also confirmed that the government will rebuild their home," he said.

"At the moment the house repairs are underway in Lautoka and once it moves to Ba, we will make sure that the family is amongst the first to be assisted.

"All 254 homes that were partly and totally destroyed by the cyclone in Ba will be repaired by government.

"We will look into the issue once we complete the school repairs," said Mr Lomani.


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