Post STC-Keni: FNPF mobilises team to Kadavu

FNPF has mobilised its teams to Kadavu to assist members with recovery. Picture: FT FILE

KADAVU is now the focus for the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) as it mobilises its team to assist members in accessing funds under the Natural Disaster Assistance scheme.
The focus has shifted from the Western Division to the islands battered by Severe Tropical Cyclone Keni earlier this month, which left a trail of destruction on homes, schools and food sources.
According to FNPF chief executive officer Jaoji Koroi, the Fund was working closely with the Commissioner Eastern’s office to ensure members who genuinely needed assistance would be able to access their funds through the scheme.
The fund’s teams will be based at the Government Station in Vunisea and members are requested to have the required documents ready.
“We understand the difficulties members in Kadavu have faced due to (Severe) Tropical Cyclone Keni and we want to help ease the process for those who qualify for this assistance,” Mr Koroi said in a statement.
“Members are again reminded that this assistance is only for those members living in the affected areas in Kadavu.
“We reiterate that members do not qualify for this assistance if they do not live in Kadavu.”
Meanwhile, the FNPF till date has paid $10.4million in flood assistance to 12,266 members, which is more than 80 per cent of the applications received by the Fund.