Drought assistance

THE Fiji Red Cross society will distribute about 55,000 litres of water to people of Lomaivuna in Naitasiri as part of its drought assistance.

Fiji Red Cross society’s disaster management co-ordinator Eseroma Ledua said Lomaivuna had about six sectors including villages and two schools.

Mr Ledua said the society was working very closely with the Water Authority of Fiji and the Commissioner Central’s office to reach out to places greatly affected by the drought.

He said the clean water would be distributed to the affected areas by WAF and DISMAC.

He said the society’s health team had briefed the two schools on water management and preventative measures on water borne diseases.

“The team will continue to work with Commissioner Central and DISMAC in providing clean drinking water to the affected families during this dry spell that Fiji is currently experiencing,” he said.

Mr Ledua said they hoped to complete pumping water on Friday and may resume if the need arose.

“We still cannot finalise a budget for this operation. Currently for this two weeks operation, the Fiji Red Cross is looking at $4500 to use in this two weeks period,” he said.