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$75,000 Each Paid Out To Two Families

$75,000 Each Paid Out To Two Families
Ameo Mataivutuka with his sister Bibiana Saubana and Brother-in-law Inia Seru with seventy five thousand dollar Accident Compensation Commission Fiji (ACCF) pay-out cheque from Acting Prime Minister and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum on June 22, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar.
June 23
10:55 2018

Receiving a compensation for the loss of a loved one was not an easy task for the two recipients who received $75,000 each from the Accidents Compensation Commission Fiji (ACCF).

George Mawi, 47, said in the beginning when he had lost his wife Patricia Rokoua-Mawi in a motor vehicle accident in Galoa, Serua, he could not bring himself together to apply for compensation because he was still hurt and grieving.

The late Ms Rokoua-Mawi was traveling to the Western Division when the vehicle she was in collided with a truck at around 7.30am in February this year.

She was rushed to the Navua Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival. She is survived by her husband and three children.

Mr Mawi said his late wife had been supporting him in terms of income so receiving the compensation could help provide for his children, who were in tertiary and secondary studies.

“I didn’t realise how high powered the presentation today was going to be until I saw everyone,” Mr Mawi said.

He said he was thankful for the process of the application and was honoured to have received the compensation.

“We will put this into good use to honour those who have left us,” Mr Mawi said.

“I realised that we are one of the first ones to be receiving this scheme and that has made me want to create awareness to the public out there.”

Meanwhile, Ameo Matavutuka acknowledged the Government for compensating his family for the loss of their 10-year-old son.

The late Taniela Tuinivonu died in April this year after he was believed to have run across the road and was hit by a bus at Wainisarava Settlement in Namosi.

Taniela was the fourth child of seven children.

His father, Mr Matavutuka, praised the initiative and thanked God for the peace brought upon his family.

“God called my son to Him and my home is empty, with this compensation I can help my other six children with their education.”

Edited by Percy Kean



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