Announcement on the North unemployment assistance to be made today

Announcement on the North unemployment assistance to be made today

By Shanil Singh
Wednesday 25/05/2022
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum .

The announcement on the $100 unemployment assistance for the Northern Division and a one-off $50 payment to all Social Welfare recipients will be made today.

This has been confirmed by the Permanent Secretary for Economy, Shiri Gounder.

Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum had earlier said they have allocated $13 million towards unemployment assistance for Vanua Levu.

Sayed-Khaiyum says this programme also includes a one-off assistance of $50 to all social welfare recipients in Fiji.

He had said the bus fare subsidy for the elderly and disabled will be increased from the current $10 to $25 per month at a total cost of $6 million dollars benefitting close to 40,000 Fijians.

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