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Situation briefing

Salaseini Moceiwai
Saturday, March 01, 2014

HEADS of government departments in the North have met to work on measures in response to the adverse weather conditions.

Acting Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu said the meeting was also an opportunity to brief the department heads about the latest weather update.

"The heads were also told to advise their respective officers to be proactive and prepared during this weather," he said.

"We also discussed our plans to organise a clean-up campaign from Vaturekuka to Labasa Town next week in our fight against dengue fever.

"With the wet weather conditions, it's important that we organise a clean-up campaign to destroy mosquito breeding places."

Mr Bolalevu said they had also liaised with the Ministry of Education to have all schools in the North on standby as evacuation centres.

The Civic Centre and Labasa College of Nursing are standby evacuation centres.