Fiji Social Pension Scheme To Benefit 20,000 Elderly People

66-69 year olds now eligible for assistance not previously available

By Losalini Rasoqosoqo

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, August 19, 2016) – There is a shortage of steel and timber to meet the widespread demand for building materials especially for those whose homes were destroyed by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston in February.

Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum made this revelation to the visiting Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells.

In their meeting yesterday, Mr Sayed-Khayium outlined some of the challenges Fiji was continuing to face in dealing with the widespread destruction caused by the Category 5 storm in February.

He said in a statement that Government was working closely with the private sector to make more building material available as quickly as possible.

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