8 Oct 2014

Fiji's PM briefed on dry weather

11:44 am on 8 October 2014

Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has been briefed on the prolonged dry spell affecting most parts of Fiji.

FBC news reports the Prime Minister was briefed by the National Disaster Management director, Manasa Tagicakibau.

Mr Tagicakibau says this dry weather is affecting education; agriculture which includes livestock, irrigation and health in particular.

He says they have to cart water daily to 161 schools to keep the classes going normal.

Mr Tagicakibau says the Ministry of Health has activated its cluster to coordinate support activities and are also advising the public to practice personal hygiene.

The Prime Minister Bainimarama has directed the NDMO to continue monitoring the situation and to respond to the affected communities.

He has urged the authorities to look at long term solutions like mobile desalination plants.