When the Vanuatu Embassy in Brussels, Belgium organised relief supplies for victims of Cyclone Pam in 2015, little did Ambassador Roy Mickey Joy know that food supplies obtained from Vanuatu families in France will still be distributed two years on.
This week, Port Vila Municipality Ward Secretary for Northern Ward, Mr Watson Bule dispatched the remaining food items from the container obtained from Brussels to members of the disabled in Ohlen area.
Of course all the expired canned fish, rice, cereals and canned vegetables were identified and destroyed by the Municipality but those items that were still of value were distributed to some of widows/widowers and disables in Port Vila.
It was the wish of the Port Vila Lord Mayor, Ulrich Sumptoh and his council that these group of people be targeted with the distribution of Cyclone Pam Relief supplies when the container from Europe was opened early this year.
In the Northern ward 84 individuals with disabilities and widows/widowers received packages of food items from Brussels. The same has been done in Central Ward.
Distribution in Southern Ward, Freswota Ward and Anaburu Ward will be carried out by the PVMC Ward Secretaries.
On that note the Port Vila Mayor wishes to thank the Vanuatu community in Europe, particularly in France and the Vanuatu Ambassador in Brussels, Mr Mickey Joy for remembering their people during trying times.