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Evacuees to stay on

Repeka Nasiko
Sunday, February 02, 2014

THE Ministry of Education will not force affected families out of evacuation centres.

Divisional education officer Western, Lorima Voravora said about 20 schools were used as evacuation centres during the floods.

"We'll assess the situation first," he said.

"We need to find out first whether the families are able to go back to a safe and secure home before they move out of the centres."

Mr Voravora said the ministry would not force evacuees out.

"It will be on a case by case basis and we will allow people to stay in the centres if their homes were completely destroyed.

"This is a sensitive matter and we can't just go in there and tell people to leave.

"We will first look at each family and what the situation is like with their homes."

Mr Voravora said the ministry was working with other government departments to assess damage in schools.

Yesterday, families sheltering at the Sigatoka Methodist School and Sigatoka District School returned to their homes allowing the staff to clean up before school resumes tomorrow.





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