Over 200,000 assistance applications received yesterday
June 4, 2021 3:06 am
The Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum [Source: Fijian Parliament]
The Attorney General says 242, 941 applications for the $50 assistance have been received from Fijians in Viti Levu yesterday.
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says with the assistance to close today, they are expecting the number of applications to increase.
“What it is doing is that it’s giving us good data so we know where these people who are in the informal sector who need assistance. It can be more and more refined and more and more targeted. That’s what is required.”
The Attorney General also highlighted that in the last $90 assistance, 20,000 people applied who weren’t eligible.
They were already getting the FNPF payments but they wanted to double-dip. Our team actually has to check again with FNPF.”
Sayed-Khaiyum says it is important to give people the right assistance during these tough times.