Fiji Time: 6:39 PM on Tuesday 31 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

New decree on ageing

Nasik Swami
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A DECREE that will provide an inclusive environment for the elderly in Fiji is being drafted.

Called the National Council for Older Persons Decree, Ministry of Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation permanent secretary Govind Sami revealed this during a stakeholder workshop last week.

"The ministry in partnership with the NGOs, civil society organisations and with technical assistance from the United Nations Population Fund have worked on Fiji's National Policy on Ageing which was launched last year," Mr Sami said.

"The National Council for Older Persons Decree will be an umbrella grouping of all affiliated groups to provide the framework for the policy."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A star is born
  2. An experience of a lifetime
  3. Players share winning prize
  4. Title defence
  5. One-off payout
  6. FNPF: Scheme review
  7. Fire destroys house, family homeless
  8. 4000 in need of accommodation
  9. Authority wins praises
  10. Free milk initiative

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rape on duty Wednesday (25 Mar)
  2. INQUIRY: Baby given wrong injection Friday (27 Mar)
  3. HK 7s risk Thursday (26 Mar)
  4. Champions Monday (30 Mar)
  5. Fiji 7s inspires college in win Wednesday (25 Mar)
  6. Strong start Friday (27 Mar)
  7. A star is born Tuesday (31 Mar)
  8. 'Ruthless' Sunday (29 Mar)
  9. Road accidents claim five lives over the weekend Monday (30 Mar)
  10. $8k fortnightly income Thursday (26 Mar)