Cabinet approves $2 million for flood relief

Even as we are still awaiting the assessment of the damage caused by extensive flooding and the waters have not yet receded completely the Government recognizes the need for additional resources to be made available to the affected Corporations to enable them to provide additional immediate humanitarian assistance.

In furtherance of this objective for the coming few days Cabinet has authorized the Minister of Rural Development and Local Government, Senator the Hon. Kazim Hosein to make $2 million available for this purpose.

From this immediate humanitarian assistance Penal/ Debe gets $1 million whilst Mayaro gets .5 million dollars and another .5 million dollars goes to the Barrackpore community. This money is mainly for food, cleaning materials and other basic needs in the short term.

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