Bishop James Tama presented the relief supplies to NDMO Director Abraham Nasak with ACOM representatives at the NDMO office in Port Vila.

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) has received donated relief supplies worth of 1.5 million vatu towards TC Harold from the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM).

Bishop James Tama, the Bishop of the Diocese of Vanuatu and New Caledonia (DOVNC) presented the donated goods to the Director of NDMO Abraham Nasak in Port Vila last week on behalf of the Anglican Church.

“On behalf of the Anglican Church in Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, I presented this donation on behalf of the Most Right Reverend Leonard Dawea Archbishop of ACOM, the ACOM General Secretary and partners of Anglican Church overseas, we give this donations to assist NDMO with its response and recovery plan to help our affected communities,” Bishop Tama said.

The Anglican Church in Vanuatu had also made assessments in the affected islands, which they responded to through the donated goods to NDMO in Port Vila.

“The Church in Vanuatu had also made assessments and it is important for NDMO to distribute these relief supplies on our behalf as this shows our collaboration with our national government in assisting our people who are in need during this time,” Bishop Tama said.

ACOM encourages all schools operating under the ACOM Schools Authority and all churches under ACOM in Vanuatu to abide by the COVID-19 health measures at all times during this disaster times.

The donated goods consists of garden tools, basic school materials and food items together with much toiletries, buckets  and washing soaps towards addressing COVID-19  health protocols in schools and churches in the affected islands.

Those accompanying the Bishop of Vanuatu to visit the Director of NDMO are Senior Officers from the ACOM Office in Vanuatu.

The Director of NDMO Abraham Nasak thanked Bishop James Tama and his delegation for the donated goods and assured the Anglican Church of Melanesia that the donation will be distributed to the affected communities in Vanuatu.