The support from former Fijians living in Victoria, Australia was commended today after Government received $5000 from them for the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.
The Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office, Mr Pio Tikoduadua received the donation and pointed out that today’s gesture was proof that former Fijians living abroad “still have Fiji at heart”.
“It is a good feeling to know that there are Fijians who still care for Fiji,” Mr Tikoduadua said.
The group known as the Fiji (Fijians) Aid Melbourne (FijiAM) said that they were happy with the work being carried out by the Government and wanted to do their part.
The group’s president, Mr Kamal Kishore, who presented the cheque on behalf of the organisation, said they had donated $70,000 with some of that diverted to the PM’s Relief Fund.
He said that the organisation had also provided assistance on the ground through the distribution of clothes, food and other essential items in the previous disasters.
Mr Tikoduadua said the recent donation will be used for the continuous rehabilitation process for those affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan.
Part of the PM’s Relief Fund, which is administered by the Ministry of Provincial Development, was used to assist those who had lost their homes during TC Evans.