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Ministry To Set Up Mobile Units

To increase Government’s services in maritime and rural communities in Fiji, the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation is planning to establish mobile units. Minister Rosy Akbar says that
26 Feb 2015 10:00
Ministry To Set Up Mobile Units
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar

To increase Government’s services in maritime and rural communities in Fiji, the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation is planning to establish mobile units.

Minister Rosy Akbar says that mobile units will be one of the significant strategies to improve the ministry’s service delivery.

“These units will help the ministry to increase its reach into communities in rural and maritime zones. Particularly, we are looking forward to expand the ministry’s services in outer islands. We don’t have a fixed clientele and this year, the ministry will intensify its efforts to increase its reach to the poor and disadvantaged families in Fiji. In fact, we now have a fulltime social welfare officer and welfare office in Vunisea, Kadavu.

“The ministry has adopted an integrated approach to alleviate poverty by working closely with other ministries like health, education, agriculture, fisheries and forestry. These ministries also have poverty alleviation programmes aligned to their budget.

“More so, having the Poverty Monitoring Unit under the ministry will strengthen the evaluation and monitoring mechanisms for poverty alleviation programmes in Fiji,” Minister Akbar said.

She said the ministry had taken a

co-ordinated and compassionate approach to deliver its services in 2015.

“The ministry’s public consultations will continue throughout Fiji in the second quarter. The core of ministry’s services is based on compassionate approach when dealing with issues concerning the welfare of women and children.

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