Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 1:34 PM on Friday 25 July

/ Front page / News

FNPF pensioners speak out

Nanise Loanakadavu
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

FIJI National Provident Fund (FNPF) pensioners want the constitution to require the government-of-the-day to regularly report to the people on its financial position.

In a submission on behalf of pensioners, 82-year-old Ken Giblin told the Constitution Commission that the document should have guidelines governing financial management in Fiji.

He requested that the Bill of Rights included full protection of the rights and interests of pensioners. He said this should guarantee that legally-agreed pensions are inviolable.

"The Bill of Rights should forbid any discriminatory treatment of pensioners and provide for their dignity to be respected," Mr Giblin said.


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. Tafunai confident
  2. Illegal Fijians in Tonga
  3. Step down, says FLP
  4. Farms infested
  5. Impacts of climate change and NCDs
  6. Yams for security
  7. Waibola action
  8. Medical assistance
  9. Dialysis centre
  10. Hope to woo music producers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Railway soldiers Monday (21 Jul)
  2. Playing 'enemy' Tuesday (22 Jul)
  3. No 'free education', says party Wednesday (23 Jul)
  4. 911 let-down for homeowner Monday (21 Jul)
  5. Police find tyres Monday (21 Jul)
  6. Calls for support Tuesday (22 Jul)
  7. $24,000 payout a lifeline for family Tuesday (22 Jul)
  8. $70m plan Wednesday (23 Jul)
  9. Warning for teachers Thursday (24 Jul)
  10. Groenewald: Brutality video under investigation Thursday (24 Jul)