Caption: Mr Gautam Singh watched the District Officer Tavua Mr Ravuama Nagatalevu open their newly built home. Photo: MINFO.
Two families in Tavua today thanked the Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama and government after receiving the keys to their new homes.
Their homes were destroyed by Hurricane Evan in December last year and were rebuilt through government’s rehabilitation assistance programs.
Utam Singh and Sunil Kumar of Maqere, Tavua said they could not thank government enough for coming to their aid after losing their homes.
“I would like to thank Mr Bainimarama and government for building my home,” said Mr Kumar who resides with his wife and three children.
“I work as a labourer and I could not afford to rebuild my home after the cyclone as I don’t earn enough and I never thought government will help my family but I thank them for our new home.”
“I want this government to continue because they have done a lot for Fiji.”
Tavua’s Government District Officer Ravuama Nagatalevu said government was adamant that all those who were affected would have their lives restored to normalcy. He said that this included the need for ordinary Fijians to have access to basic housing after the hurricane.