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Konrote: No one will be left behind

The President His Excellency Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote has assured Fijians who were directly affected by the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston that help will definitely be provided. He began his tour from Naiyala High School where a classroom block and the roof of the principal’s quarter’s had been blown away. I’m glad that […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

March 13, 2016 11:54 am

The President His Excellency Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote has assured Fijians who were directly affected by the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Winston that help will definitely be provided.

His Excellency The President Major-General (Ret'd) Jioji Konrote bids farewell to the turaga ni koro of Naiserelagi Village. Source: Fijian Government.
His Excellency The President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote bids farewell to the turaga ni koro of Naiserelagi Village. Source: Fijian Government.

He began his tour from Naiyala High School where a classroom block and the roof of the principal’s quarter’s had been blown away.

I’m glad that the engineers have started to reconstruct or rebuild the schools so that the kids can go back to school. I’m glad to meet the overseas NGO teams too along the way so that they know that we need their help in trying to complement government’s efforts.

The President  stopped over at Nasautoka District School in Wainibuka where the students were studying in a large tent as roofs of classroom blocks had been blown off during the cyclone.

A team from the New Zealand Air Force was reconstructing the roof when Konrote arrived at the school and they were thanked for their efforts.

The President then went on to visit the Dobuilevu Research Station which had also sustained major damages to its structure.

His Excellency The President Major-General (Ret'd) Jioji Konrote with a Naiserelagi Village elder. Source: Fijian Government.
His Excellency The President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote with a Naiserelagi Village elder. Source: Fijian Government.

President Konrote paid tribute to the Fijian spirit in the midst of adversities and it was heartening to him to  see that many villagers had started to plant short-term crops like kumala to ensure that there was no food shortage.

The President added that as life goes on, priority should also be given to repair damages and reconstruct Police Community posts in Dawasamu and Namarai in Ra to ensure the law and order situation in the country.

His Excellency The President Major-General (Ret'd) Jioji Konrote assesses the damages at Namarai Community Post. Source: Fijian Government.
His Excellency The President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote assesses the damages at Namarai Community Post. Source: Fijian Government.

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