TC Winston

Motibhai Group donates $50k worth of relief items

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) took delivery of emergency food and household items from the management of Motibhai Group yesterday. While receiving the items which will be dispatched to victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston, Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs Naipote Katonitabua thanked the management of Motibhai Group for the timely donation which is worth […]

Peni Shute

February 27, 2016 8:20 pm

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) took delivery of emergency food and household items from the management of Motibhai Group yesterday.

Joining-hands-in-time-of-need.-Staff-of-Motibhai-Group-in-front-of-the-truck-carrying-relief-items. Source: Motibhai.
Joining hands in time of need. The staff of Motibhai Group in front of the truck carrying relief items. Source: Motibhai Group.

While receiving the items which will be dispatched to victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston, Permanent Secretary for iTaukei Affairs Naipote Katonitabua thanked the management of Motibhai Group for the timely donation which is worth $50,000.

“This (donation) will go a long way in assisting our people in time of need,” Mr Katonitabua said.

He said the items will help people of our community get back to their normal lives as soon as possible.

“The NDMO team sincerely thanks Motibhai Group for the donation today.”

While handing over the items, Motibhai Group director Rajesh Patel said the company is duty bound to assist fellow Fijians during such times of need.

“Seeing the magnitude of damages and the loss of invaluable lives at the height of this category 5 cyclone, Motibhai Group is duty bound to step in and assist fellow Fijians who have been affected,” Mr Patel said.

“While we as humans have no control over such natural disasters, we have a social responsibility to assist our fellow Fijians during such trying times.

“Many of our fellow Fijians have lost their lives while trying to save that of others. We are deeply saddened and also moved by their acts of bravery,” Mr Patel said.

Note: Details above were updated at 8.20pm on 27/02/16

Earlier Report:

The Motibhai Group has confirmed its support for relief efforts to assist thousands of Fijians who are in dire need of essential items following the devastating effects of tropical cyclone Winston.

Group chairman Kirit Patel said the company is duty bound to step in and assist fellow Fijians who have faced the full wrath of the monster category five cyclone.

“In line with the Honourable Prime Minister’s plea to direct all assistance to the National Disaster Management Committee, we humbly pledge support with basic food and household items worth $50, 000,” Mr Patel confirmed.

He said in times of such national crisis; Motibhai Group has a responsibility to assist fellow Fijians to get their lives back to normal.

“My heart goes out to all those who have lost their homes and valuables while not forgetting the families of those who have even lost their precious lives.

“Many of our fellow brothers and sisters have lost their lives while trying to save that of others. We are deeply saddened and also moved by their acts of bravery.

“While we as humans have no control over such natural disasters, we have a social responsibility to assist our brothers and sisters during such trying times.

“Being a very resilient community, we Fijians are well-known to rise from such disasters and I wish everyone a quick recovery as life slowly returns to normality in our beloved country,” Mr Patel said.

He said items would be handed over to the DISMAC team in Suva this Friday.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.