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Pensioners raise concerns at AGM

July 25, 2015 5:20 am

The Fiji Pensioners Association has raised several of its concerns with the government.

At its annual general meeting in Suva today, Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum assured the Association, the government will look into the concerns.

President Hari Raj Naicker says the Association will write to the government, requesting for an increase in the pension payment given the spouses of retired civil servants who have passed away.

“Other issues that I have requested the government is to seriously consider giving us a small piece of land somewhere around Suva or an empty government quarters that we can convert into a Center especially for pensioners who travel down to Suva from the West. We would like the centre to have other facilities like TV, newspaper and those from outside of Suva can stay at the Center if they are unable to finish their business overnight.”

Sayed-Khaiyum also acknowledged the contribution that pensioners have made to the country and urged them to participate in the National Development Consultations.

The Pensioners Association has around 200 members.