66,000 Fijians assisted by REACH program

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Meresini Vuniwaqa coming out from Parliament during break yesterday.Picture:ATU RASEA

GOVERNMENT’S Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion (REACH) program has provided essential government and non-government services to over 66,000 Fijians in 956 communities since its inception in 2015.

This was highlighted by the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa in Parliament last week.

“Such services include births, deaths and marriages registration, actual weddings, Legal Aid services, VKB registrations, TIN registrations,social protection programme application, health checks, banking services, and the list goes on,” Mrs Vuniwaqa said.

“It is also important to note that most of the communities visited are geographically-marginalised, making it a huge 280 Debate on HE’s Address 21st Nov., 2019 challenge for residents to access these services, which is why Government takes the services to them where they live,” she said.


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