Villagers of Yaroi in Matuku could not contain their excitement when Prime Minister Honourable Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama visited them today with relief supplies.

Following the traditional ceremony of welcome, Prime Minister Bainimarama launched a portable sawmill by the Fiji Pine Trust, which is aimed at assisting villagers with rebuilding their damaged houses following the devastation caused by #TCHAROLD.

A total of 28 houses in the village were damaged by the cyclone.

The Prime Minister also visited Ratu Mocevakaca Memorial School and had a talanoa session with the teachers and nurses on the island.

He conveyed his sincere gratitude to the civil servants for their dedication and commitment to the ‘call of duty’.

Prime Minister Bainimarama also initiated the planting of vegetable seedlings which is aimed at restoring food supply for the villagers.

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