COVID-19 Budget : Govt identifies two categories of people that can be assisted

COVID-19 Budget : Govt identifies two categories of people that can be assisted

By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 24/03/2020
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says they have to be able cater for  different type of scenarios in the COVID-19 Response Budget and the most obvious one is to be able to work with FNPF on how they can provide a form of relief by way of access to finances for those people who are no longer employed or will no longer be employed for at least a period of time.

Sayed-Khaiyum says there are two categories of people that they see.

He says one, of course, are those people who are employed in the Lautoka confined area and the other category of people are those in the tourism sector which is not just hotels but also tour operators.

Sayed-Khaiyum says they also need to look at people in the informal sector as some people may not be members of FNPF but are making a healthy living selling dalo and cassava by the side of the road.

He says some of these people will also need to be assisted if they all of a sudden are unable to sell their products.

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