CAPTION:?Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama with a family that received keys to their new home today. Photo: MINFO.
Twelve families of Ba and Lautoka were handed keys to their new homes by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today.
The homes were constructed by the Republic of Fiji Military Forces and private contractors that cost more than $130,000.
The owners of these homes had lost everything during Tropical Cyclone Evan last year and they are either casual workers or retired Fijians.
In handing over the homes, the Prime Minister reiterated government?s commitment towards assisting those individuals and families get their lives to normalcy.
“Government is happy to assist you, however, you must continue to work hard in helping your families,” PM Bainimarama said.
“These homes are a small assistance from government to help in rebuilding lives after your hardships after the cyclone.”
Whole communities, which gathered to witness the handing over, were grateful to the Government in moving the country forward.
“We thank you Mr Prime Minister for your leadership in steering Fiji towards prosperity,” one said.
“We hope that your government continues to unite Fijians and improve living standards of all Fijians.”
The executive director of the Group of 77 (G77), Mr Mourad Ahmia also witnessed the events in the Western Division today.