FLOOD victims occupying the FOPA and Rove evacuation centres have until tomorrow to vacate the centres, director of National Disaster Management Office, Loti Yates said.
Mr Yates said this is due to financial challenges.
“The government has no further funds to keep operating the centres,” he said yesterday.
“Also this is to allow the government shifts its focus to helping communities in five other provinces badly affected by the heavy rains associated with the April bad weather,” he added.
Mr Loti said as a result of this move by the Government, staff of the National Disaster Management Office have assisted displaced and affected families to voluntarily leave the centres and other premises in the past months and weeks up to Tuesday.
“As of Tuesday this week, the total number of people remaining in FOPA village was 920.
“By today, only ten per cent will remain until the deadline tomorrow.
“There are 73 people living in the Rove Police Club but they too will be supported to leave the premises,” Mr Yates explained.
Following the killer floods on 3rd April, the NDMO said 10,092 displaced persons were living in 30 evacuation centres both in and around Honiara and Guadalcanal Province.