The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) yesterday received 4,613 (20kg) and 543 (10kg) sacks of rice from the government and were dispatched to the province.
The supplies were transported to the affected areas onboard MV Kesoko last night.
In April this year, parts of Makira/Ulawa province was hard hit by heavy rain, which resulted in severe flooding that destroyed food gardens and homes of some 7,782 people, 112 Villages and 1364 households.
Senior National Disaster officer Brian Tom adviced the victims that distribution will start from ward 8 to 14.
Mr Tom called on those who are affected to wait at the nearest port of call to collect their food.
The victims have been waiting since April for the food relief supplies to reach them the wait was in vain.
Mr Tom explained that the delay was due to processes of getting funds.
“We have to wait for the supplementary budget before we can allocate funds for the relief supplies,” he said.
He assured the victims that despite the delay, their food will be delivered to them as of today.
By Charles Kadamana
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