Flood Victims accommodated at the Panatina FOPA village say the national disaster management office has failed them.
Speaking to this paper in an interview yesterday, Willie Gua said last week the NDMO dropped a list to them of those who will be repatriated.
But while waiting for NDMO to come and take them down to the wharf, NDMO officials never turned up only the vehicle to transport them arrive.
“When we ask for our iron roofs, the NDMO said it’s at the wharf. So when we loaded all our luggage to go we realise there was nothing at the wharf,” Mr Gua said.
“Some of us who left last Friday are still waiting at Auki for their roofing since the NDMO again told them they will take it from LKP in Auki.
“But the information we get is all the roofing sheets will be transported in a chartered boat this week but nothing happened,” Mr Gua said.
He said this is really frustrating because “when we agree to repatriate, they fail to keep to their promise for our repatriation kits”.
Mr Gua said they are not happy with this kind of treatment and call on NDMO to tell them the truth.
“NDMO is failing us and we are not happy with this. We call on the director and his officers to work closely with us and stop misleading us with such false information,” Mr Gua said.
He added some who have already left last week are still stranded in Auki waiting for what has been promised to them from the NDMO.
“And since June 21, we are not fed and we call on NDMO to feed us because they are the ones who failed us,” MR Gua added
But the NDMO director said the people must have jumped the gun.
Loti Yates said the kits for the repatriation are yet to be procured since the process in attaining the funds are dealt with by another agencies and until the funds are ready, the people will be notified of when the kits will be ready and what boat(s) to use for their repatriation.
Mr Yates said the message they give to the people was the repatriation kits were still not ready therefore we have to hold them back until these things are ready.
He said NDMO will still feed those who have given their names to be repatriated but not those who should be moving out to live with families and relatives.
But he clarified that only those who are categorised under category C are liable to receive the repatriation Kit and those are whose homes have been totally damaged.
Meanwhile, Mr Yates is urging the people to understand that securing funds is not an easy task therefore they have to bear with them while they deal with these issues.
By DANIEL NAMOSUAIA