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FNPF Assistance Targets Worst Affected Areas

FNPF Assistance Targets Worst Affected Areas
Ba Town under floodwaters. Photo: MS Bilimoria
April 05
13:28 2018

Teams deployed visiting areas identified by the office of the Commissioner Western.

The Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) is reminding its members that the Natural Disaster Assistance is for those who were genuinely affected by Tropical Cyclone Josie.

Since announcing the $1000 flood assistance for those living in affected areas, FNPF offices have been inundated with members trying to access this assistance. The forms are also not being distributed at any FNPF office, but by FNPF inspectors who are visiting affected areas.

Chief executive officer Jaoji Koroi is calling for members’ understanding and patience.

“We’re requesting members not to go to the FNPF offices because the flood assistance forms are not being given out at any of our branches or agencies,” he said.

“Our immediate focus is to assist those members whose properties have sustained damages due to the floods.

The aftermath of the flooding in Ba brought by Tropical Cyclone Josie.Photo: MS Bilimoria

The aftermath of the flooding in Ba brought by Tropical Cyclone Josie.Photo: MS Bilimoria

“The teams that have been deployed are visiting the areas that have been identified by the Commissioner Western’s team and we want to ensure that these members are provided with the necessary assistance.”

Mr Koroi said that FNPF’s inspection schedules were being broadcast through the media and members should ensure that they were at home when the teams came around.

The FNPF teams begun inspection rounds in Ba yesterday and will also be there again today.

The teams are also visiting other areas surrounding Ba Town. FNPF reiterates that the $1000 is to provide immediate relief and is dependent on the member’s General Account eligibility.

However, members can also access up to $5000 through the Quick Repairs assistance under Housing Withdrawals if they need more funds for repairs.

FNPF is aware of the other areas that were affected by floodwaters and assures members that teams will also head to those areas, as well.

Source: Fiji National Provident Fund




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