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Dial *161# After Midday Sunday If You Need Food Assistance

Requests received before 12pm on 16 May 2021 will not be registered.
14 May 2021 16:41
Dial *161# After Midday Sunday If You Need Food Assistance

The Ministry of Economy has taken several actions designed to prepare people living in Suva and Nausori for the lockdown period from 14 May 2021 until 19 May 2021.

We currently have food ration packs ready for distribution over the weekend.

The dedicated line for requesting food rationing has been tested with Vodafone and Digicel and is functioning well. It will be activated on Sunday the 16th of May at 12pm.

People needing food assistance can request food rations by dialing *161#.

Applicants must provide their name and other details including street address.

It is imperative that we have information that will allow us to locate you quickly. Requests received before 12pm on 16 May 2021 will not be registered.

Civil service salaries were paid out one day earlier, on Wednesday, to allow our 35,000 government civil servants to begin their preparations, including assisting families and friends.

Over the past week, we provided $90 in assistance to around 118,000 individual households. This includes some 37,000 recipients in Nadi-Lautoka and 81,000 recipients in the Lami-Suva-Nasinu-Nausori area.

FNPF has also issued early payments for 37,000 Fijians receiving $220 per fortnight under Phase 2.

This includes 31,000 Fijians who receive a top-up from Government.

This payment was due on Tuesday of next week, but Government had paid FNPF early so that FNFP can allow Fijians to access those funds now.

This week, FNPF also paid around 12,000 Fijians on reduced hours under Phase 3.

Out of this, around 7,500 were supported directly by the Fijian Government.

These Fijians are receiving pro rata payments based on the number of days they are not working.

Feedback: rosi.doviverata@fijisun.com.fj



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