Vuniwaqa warns people

PEOPLE found to be lying or abusing the Homes and Social Welfare CARE assistance will be taken to task.This is the warning from Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa as people continued to seek the state’s Homes-CARE assistance.

“What we need to understand about the assistance is that it is aimed at people whose homes or household goods have been damaged by the recent cyclone and it is very clear when
people come up to sign and ask for assistance — it is telling us that it is true declaration that is the basis in the law,” Mrs Vuniwaqa said.

She confirmed that following the conclusion of investigations, an audit would be carried out.

“It is not worth it to lie and if people are found to be lying they will be prosecuted and could be fined”.

The Homes-CARE assistance is an initiative by Government looked after by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation to give affected households the supply to restore their destroyed homes from the recent cyclones.

The assistance will be open until the end of July.

Meanwhile, people whose household goods were damaged by rain during the recent tropical cyclones and flood can now apply for assistance.