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Govt hopes to make an announcement to assist people on reduced hours through FNPF

Govt hopes to make an announcement to assist people on reduced hours through FNPF

By Iva Danford
Friday 26/06/2020
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum at National Budget Consultation in Sigatoka. [image: Fiji Govt]

The Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says they hope to make an announcement in the next few days with regards to assisting people who are on reduced hours through the Fiji National Provident Fund.

Sayed-Khaiyum highlighted this after a staff of Tappoos questioned him during the National Budget Consultation in Sigatoka if there are any future plans for people who are on reduced hours.

He says they met with FNPF this week and hope to make that announcement soon.

Meanwhile, 15,920 FNPF members received their $220 relief payment on Tuesday for Phase Two of the COVID-19 withdrawal scheme.

Out of these, 1,283 members are receiving their second payment after being assisted on 5th June.

Altogether, these members will be paid $17.5 million over a period of 10 weeks.

The total payment was $3.5 million, with $1.7 million subsidized by government.

These members will continue to receive their fortnightly payments until their total funds of $1,100 are fully paid.

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