First Ever PM in Yasawa Village
MEDIA RELEASE: MILITARY TO CONSTRUCT NEW SCHOOL FOR CYCLONE STRICKEN VILLAGE
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has called for the immediate restoration of educational facilities at Bukama School in the Yasawa Group after he witnessed firsthand the damage it sustained from Tropical Cyclone Evan.
The head of government has expressed concern that students who depend on the school will be affected and has instructed engineers from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces to begin construction work.
Bemama village was severely affected when Tropical Cyclone Evan struck the village with several houses destroyed and vegetation seriously affected. Bukama Primary School was also not spared.
“Education is always our priority and I want this school to be rebuilt as soon as possible. I’ve asked the FMF Engineers to priorities the building of new classrooms and facilities for the two hundred students of Bukama Primary School,” the Prime Minister said.
The village headman of Bukama village Mr Tomasi Ratusoqosoqo said that the fact that the Prime Minister of Fiji is the first ever head of government to set foot on their village brings relief to them.
“For PM Bainimarama to visit and see for himself the situation that we are in after the cyclone brought a sigh of relief for everyone,” Mr Tomasi said.
The head of government has assured the people of Bukama that more supplies will be on its way with the MV Iloilovatu delivering food and temporary kits to the Yasawa.