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Welfare Officers For Maritime Areas

The Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation will be deploying staff to service maritime areas. Minister Rosy Akbar said that from early next year, the ministry would appoint a
24 Dec 2014 12:09
Welfare Officers For Maritime Areas

The Ministry for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation will be deploying staff to service maritime areas.

Minister Rosy Akbar said that from early next year, the ministry would appoint a social welfare officer who will be based fulltime on Kadavu Island and facilitate the ministry’s programmes in the communities there.

“Through the public consultations on social welfare, we have gauged that the biggest challenge faced in rural and maritime villages is accessibility to transportation.

“We want the clients to get the best value of the money provided. In some cases clients have been burdened with transportation costs while accessing their monthly allowances,” Ms Akbar said.

“The ministry has advised the people of Kadavu that from next January, there will be a social welfare officer based permanently in Kadavu to process all the social welfare applications.

“Currently we are liaising with Kadavu provincial office to organise a staff quarter for the officer,” she said.

She added there were new plans to streamline Fiji’s social welfare protection programmes and the support from the stakeholders was overwhelming.

“I have been meeting with a number of local and international development partners who are keen to assist the ministry through technical and financial resources, for new plans in areas of poverty alleviation and women empowerment.”

The Ministry serves more than 5000 clients in the South East Region.

 

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