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Praise for active approach

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, February 03, 2014

COMMISSIONER Western Commander Joeli Cawaki has commended the resilience of the people of the Western Division during the recent flooding.

Cdr Cawaki was impressed by the way residents in flood-affected areas co-operated with the authorities during the height of the disaster.

"One of the great things that came out of this is the resilience of our people," he said.

"We are prone to floods and we have to live through floods but now after this flood, we have seen that people know what to do which is to move to evacuation centres and that was something good that we noticed.

"They left their homes and moved into evacuation centres and also they kept in constant connection with the district officers and relevant authorities."

He said government was doing its best to return livelihoods to normalcy and ensure assistance was provided to those who needed it.

"We are fortunate that no lives were lost and we did not incur a lot of damage to infrastructure except for the roads.

"Our response teams did a great job in ensuring that information was being sent to the right places."