The National, Tuesday 02nd April, 2013
MUCH-needed food and water supplies will be delivered to people affected by recent floods along the Apanaipi River in Kairuku, Central.
Provincial and local level government affairs department secretary Munare Uyassi said the department had been proactive in providing relief assistance to most of the people in the affected areas.
Uyassi presented a cheque for K300,000 to service providers last Thursday.
He said the process of acquiring disaster funds would be fast-tracked if the various provincial disaster offices quickly furnished reports on the status of the disasters for their areas.
This was the case of the Central disaster team in relation to the Apanaipi River flooding.
“The quicker the provincial disaster office submits a report to the National Disaster Office the sooner we assess and respond and the MPs should be there to assess the disaster for themselves and fast-track these reports” he said.
Uyassi said the Central provincial government requested K350,000 but they were only able to provide K300,419 with the remaining K49,000 to be provided at a later date.
Central Governor Kila Haoda thanked the department and the National Disaster Office for their
“This is the way to go because where there is a disaster the people are suffering and I thank you on behalf of my people for the support,” he said.