The government will be making announcements soon with respect to how people who work in Lautoka but do not live there and how their absence from work will be treated.
This was highlighted by the Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum who says that they will need to put measures in place.
Sayed-Khaiyum says the government is currently talking to the Fiji National Provident Fund on how members can access their funds.
He says they will also be discussing how much people can get out and this is work in progress.
Sayed-Khaiyum says that this assistance will be targeted.
He says there will be instances where maybe some people who may have amounts of money that they can withdraw and there will be people that cannot withdraw due to minimum FNPF contributions.
Sayed-Khaiyum says with cases where people cannot withdraw, the government is looking at how it can give them some form of assistance.
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