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Akbar Affirms Continued Govt Approach

Akbar Affirms Continued Govt Approach
May 30
14:01 2015

More than 100 senior citizens converged at the Lautoka Club yesterday to officially launch the Senior Citizens Fiji Foundation Lautoka Branch.

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar said this was the continuation of Government’s inclusive approach to facilitate the needs of the older generation.

“It’s foundation such as this that work tirelessly with the ministry and the Government to empower senior citizens in our community,” she said.

“The objective of the foundation is to promote a sense of empowerment to the senior citizens of our society; at no time should we allow them to feel isolated or neglected.”

The ministry also donated a card-making machine for the new foundation and also the signed certificates to determine the establishment of the foundation. This was followed by a ‘talanoa’ session where ministry officials and Ms Akbar answered questions asked by the senior citizens.

Ms Akbar said the Fijian Government made all efforts to ensure that the welfare of the country’s senior citizens was well addressed.

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