Victims of the April floods said they were unhappy with the way NDMO has treated them.
Speaking in response to an earlier comment made by NDMO, the victims said authorities and the government fail to realise how difficult it is for them to cope with the tragedy have gone through.
Chairman of the victims committee Charles Ketea said comments made by the chief operations officer George Baragamu for victims to be self resilient is offending to them, saying officers of the government should wear their shoes to feel and experience the life they have gone through.
“Such comment shows how these officers have no concern at all for us and our families and want to just get rid of us. Humans are special creatures and you need to deal with them carefully. But the way and manner in which we were dealt with is so inhuman from our perspective,” Ketea claimed.
He stressed that NDMO has failed them with their false promises that has never been fulfilled.
Ketea said although they appreciate the repatriation move, they were not happy with the way they were sent back only with iron roofing and a few goods that will never help them rebuild their lives.
He said the NDMO should at least give them some form of cash to assist them with a few things they would need to rebuild their lives.
But going home with nothing has put them in a much more difficult situation as to how they can be able to settle down, transport their goods back home and also how they can feel welcomed by their families and relatives back home, he added.
Solomon Star is aware the victims who left for Malaita on Monday have raised yet another complaint saying in Honiara they were promised to receive 2 twenty bags of rice but on their arrival in Auki they were only given a bag.
“This is so sad and makes us to think this government is not considering the pain and suffering we have been through and yet continue to lie to us. Although we understand what the government say about its limited resources, we are still unsatisfied because we believe it was because of us that millions of dollars have poured in. But not a single cent was given to us to help us repatriate,” Ketea added.
BY DANIEL NAMOSUAIA