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Prime Minister’s Relief Fund Helping Rodrigues Island recover from damage caused by Gelena

Date: February 15, 2019
Domain:Social Security
 

 

GIS – 15 February 2019: The Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, aiming at providing financial assistance to victims affected by cyclones and other calamities to repair their damaged houses and improve related infrastructures, is now open to voluntary contributions from the public.  The population is thus invited to extend their support to the victims of Rodrigues Island which was recently affected by cyclone Gelena.
 
The cyclone has left a trail of destruction including damages to the island’s electrical grid, telecommunication network and infrastructures, which resulted in 142 evacuees.
 
It is recalled that Government has already disbursed Rs 35 million for repair works to be carried out in Rodrigues.  Teams from the Central Electricity Board and the Special Mobile Force have been deployed on the island for reparation of the electricity grid and to undertake other emergency works.
 
Contributions can be issued by cheque to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund which is to be sent to the Cabinet Office, Prime Minister’s Office, New Treasury Building, Port-Louis.
 
Contributions can also be issued via bank transfer on the following: Prime Minister’s Relief Fund, State Bank of Mauritius, Savings Account No. 61031200000107​

Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius. Email: gis@govmu.org  Website:http://gis.govmu.org​

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