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Ministry finalises round two of Home CARE applications

June 11, 2018 7:35 pm

The Ministry of Social Welfare will move their Homes CARE teams to Lautoka today to finalise the second round of applications for the government assistance.

Permanent Secretary for the Ministry – Dr Josefa Koroivueta says a total of 56, 492 families have been assisted at a cost of more than $63.1 million.

The PS is reminding prospective applicants to ensure they’re eligible for the assistance.

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“You know members of the Lautoka community wishing to come forth to claim for Homes CARE, they must do what is right, they must be honest and must not provide false information.”

Under the False Information Act 2016, applicants ineligible for the assistance can face up $20 000 in fines or a 10-year imprisonment term or both.

Meanwhile, seven traders have been charged for various offences related to the Homes CARE program.

The Fiji Competition and Consumer Commission’s CEO, Joel Abraham confirms that three Traders were charged yesterday in the Northern Division and four Traders last week in the Western Division.

Among the issues were price variances for goods been offered to Home CARE recipients as well as price disparity or two-tier pricing.

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