AID organisations distributing food ration packs to flood victims in the west should communicate with the Commissioner Western's office.
The Brisvaani Aid Foundation says this is the only way assistance can be effectively and efficiently delivered. "During our surveys in the aftermath of the floods, we discovered that there were places that had not received any assistance at all while in other areas, people received more than their allotment. That is why it is essential that charitable bodies liaise with the commissioner western's office because the Emergency Operations Centre has carried out extensive surveys and is well informed of the needs and wants of the most affected," said the Brisbane-based foundation's chairman Ambika Prasad.
The foundation's local representative, Saweni-businessman Hirdesh Sharma, said they had recorded cases of duplication while visiting flood-affected areas and emphasised the need for aid agencies to liaise with the central authority. "Communicating with the commissioner western's office is vital because they have the logistical support needed to reach the unreachable because of the availability of military trucks and personnel that are able to access impassable roads," he said.