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Sad situation for members

Jone Kalouniviti
Saturday, February 08, 2014

THE habit of seeking advice from unqualified sources has put some retirees under the social welfare scheme.

This somewhat sad situation was revealed by Fiji National Provident Fund assistant general manager of customer services Alipate Waqairawai at a public forum in Lautoka yesterday.

"I will be very blunt and straight up about this, because it is indeed quite sad," Mr Waqairawai said.

"People have had to seek social welfare help as they have used up all their funds because they got advice from somewhere about what to do with their funds.

"Or they used it for purposes not intended for it like for many housing withdrawals we have overseen.

"And when their house really needs to be repaired, they have overused the privilege."








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