GOVERNMENT is drafting a standard operating procedure for any Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) that will form the basis of operations of any PDNA in future.
Speaking at the closing of the PDNA workshop in Labasa yesterday, acting commissioner northern Alipate Bolalevu said natural disasters were times when the whole-of-government approach was needed.
Mr Bolalevu said as the divisional arm responsible for these efforts, they were fully committed to implementing government's wishes of implementing the PDNA.
"The ministry is also mindful of the impacts that natural disasters have had on our people in the Northern Division and is doing everything possible to ensure we develop and build human resource capacity to ensure you fully meet their needs and aspirations," he said.
Mr Bolalevu said government was trying to make a difference in the lives of people.