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Fund pays 2000

Ioane Burese
Thursday, January 24, 2013

THE Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) has assisted almost 2000 households affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan under its Natural Disaster Partial Withdrawal Assistance scheme.

As a result, almost $1.5 million has been paid out to assist these families for rehabilitation purposes and more is expected to be paid out in the next two weeks.

Fund CEO Aisake Taito confirmed an additional 1000 applications, received as of Friday, January 18, are being processed.

He said FNPF's six on-site inspection teams, due to withdraw at the end of this week, would continue to work closely with the Commissioner Western's Office in assessing applications.

"FNPF will only visit areas declared by DISMAC as worst affected. Other areas will be processed on a case by case basis," Mr Taito said.

"We urge those members who missed our inspection teams because of their work schedule or other engagements to contact the nearest FNPF office to arrange a suitable time for a revisit.

"This is our commitment in ensuring that all members who were affected and live in these DISMAC-designated worst hit areas receive this relief assistance as per requirements."

Mr Taito said the on-site teams would complete their inspections this week.

"Those still wanting to access this withdrawal are to contact our officers at the nearest branch or agency," he said.


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