Minister of PWD (R&B), Y. Vikheho Swu visited Lazami village under Pughoboto sub-division on March 20 to take stock of the fire victims whose houses (three) were razed down and a village youth building displacing five families and death of an elderly woman on March 15.
For immediate relieve to the fire victims, Minister extended financial assistance to all the families and also donated CGI sheets and blankets.
Minister also expressed gratitude to the administration, volunteers from Lazami village and the neighbouring village of Mishilimi and Pughoboto towns for taking prompt action in averting the fire from spreading further.
Interacting with the affected family along with GBs, village councils and party workers in the presence of the ADC Pughoboto, Avelu Ruho, minister urged upon the villagers to set up proper village planning while building the house in the near future.
He also encouraged the villagers to take up rain water harvesting on priority basis in every household for the benefit of all and also to effectively manage the situation in times of emergency.