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They Are Not Forgotten With $1.6 million: Akbar

They Are Not Forgotten  With $1.6 million: Akbar
Minister for Women and Social Welfare Rosy Akbar following the 20162017 National Budget announcement at Parliament House yesterday. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.
June 23
11:43 2016

Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation allocated $1.6 million for initiatives that will target the disabled people and children.

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar was thankful to the Government for taking up this initiative.

“With the allocated money, we are expected to increase the number of centres for disabled people around the country as currently we have only one centre based in Suva,” she said.

“This issue was raised as we have seen people with disabilities are not just in Suva but around the country as well.

“We are looking to construct a centre for them to make things easier for them and I money allocated shall be enough for our new centre in the western division,” Ms Akbar said.

She confirmed the centre shall start soon and be completed before the next budget because she was looking forward to constructing a centre in the Northern Division as well.

“We are looking to build a centre in the Western Division, but our first priority goes to the Western Division centre,” Ms Akbar said.

 

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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