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$52.9 million given for Homes-CARE: Ministry

The total number of peo­ple assisted through the Homes-CARE Initiative stands at 47,358 as of midday yes­terday with a cost of $52.9million (breakdown in table). This is the latest statistics
05 Jun 2018 11:06
$52.9 million given for Homes-CARE: Ministry

The total number of peo­ple assisted through the Homes-CARE Initiative stands at 47,358 as of midday yes­terday with a cost of $52.9million (breakdown in table).

This is the latest statistics re­leased by the Permanent Secre­tary for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Jiosefa Koroivueta.

He said a team of 200 staff mem­bers from their ministry have been working round the clock to make sure that people were ca­tered for.

Officials on the ground also in­clude the Vodafone Fiji, Fiji Po­lice Force, Fiji Red Cross Society and the Fijian Elections Office.

“Everyday we are targeting 4500 out of which 1000 are focused on people with disabilities, pregnant mothers and the elderly people, we will be in Tavua for two days.”

Dr Koroivueta added. He also said that they would be in Ba on Thursday.

Dr Koroivueta also thanked the district councillors and police in coming in full force to control the crowd at Garvey Park in Tavua.

Advisory Councillors of Tavua were in full force to assist in in­ternal crowd control and to pick out people that should not be as­sisted for they have been given Homes CARE e card already.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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