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New State homes will depend on need: Vuniwaqa

Talebula Kate
Friday, March 09, 2018

Update: 3:18PM GOVERNMENT is looking at demographic changes and also taking into account the needs of the nation should there be another State home or homes.

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa made this comment while responding to a supplementary question by Opposition MP Salote Radrodro in Parliament today.

Ms Radrodro had asked as to whether the ministry had any plans to increase the number of State homes in the country.

"At this time, we do have a budget for the maintenance of the existing State homes that have set up long-term strategic direction for the ministry," Mrs Vuniwaqa said.

At present, there are three State homes in Fiji namely - Babasiga Home in Labasa, Golden Age Home in Lautoka and the Samabula Senior Citizens Home in Suva.

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