The National, Tuesday 18th September, 2012
SOUTHERN Highlands’ disaster coordinator Martin Pat says the provincial administration is doing a lot to help the people affected by the floods and landslides.
Pat made the remark last Friday in Mendi after refuting a report that the disaster team was calling on Governor William Powi to provide relief help.
“Since the disaster took place the provincial government, under the leadership of Powi, has done a lot to help people who were affected,” Pat said.
He said under the chairmanship of the provincial administrator and the disaster committee chairman Ungia Kembo, the disaster team was working to see that relief supplies and help was provided.
“This is a disaster and we are working very hard to deliver and assess the situation in the province,” Pat said.
“We are going well and it needs the cooperation of the people and business houses so that people can return to their normal lives.
“Teams have been sent out to areas that have been affected and we are continuing to monitor the situation,” Pat said.
He said they were working to fix a temporary road access so that people could start using it.
“Teams have been sent to Plaetu, Kutubu, Ialibu, Pangia, Kagua and Erave to find the exact report and facts.
“I hope if they come back with report.
“Relief supplies and other assistance can be arranged to the affected areas.”