A thousand bale of rice, other assorted goods and medical supplies were send on a charter boat down to Torokina.
Disaster coordinator on Bougainville Franklin lacey told Loop PNG that the supplies have already been distributed to the people who have been affected by the volcano.
“I for one would really like to thank the national Government, more particularly the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O’Neill for the funding his government has provided for the people of Torokina,” Lacey said.
“We have been struggling to sort out the people down there and we had no hope at all until the national government intervened and rescued us.
“Word of thanks also goes to the National disaster coordinator Martin Mose and his staff,” he said.
Lacey said even though they encountered some major problems like theft of supplies, they still made it to Torokina.