Disaster Coordination for the relief supplies for victims of Cyclone ITA that hit Milne Bay early this month, is progressing well, according to the National Disaster Centre. The Milne Bay Community in Port Moresby gathered at Five Mile NBC and staged the fundraising drive.
The severely affected areas are in need of building materials apart from household goods, clothing and food items.
It was an act of unity and community bonding as people from the affected areas of Milne Bay Province and friends gathered to show their support. Among them was the first female politician, Dame Josephine Abaijah and other elites from the province.
A little bit of entertainment from the live band also set the momentum.
The people brought donations of clothing and food items for the victims of Cyclone ITA.
The occasion also saw the election of the Relief Committee, who will co-ordinate the logistics and transport arrangements for the goods and other donations from Port Moresby to Alotau.
The Committee has been tasked to work closely with the National Disaster Centre to ensure relief supply was on–going and spread out to all affected areas.
The National Disaster Centre has been working closely with the Provincial Disaster Office and so far an undisclosed amount of money has been allocated by the government to further support the victims. It’s anticipated the PNG Defence Force will assist with logistics to transport the donations.