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Single Parent Thankful For $180

“I am really thankful for the money I received, I pray every night for the leaders of our country,” she said.
09 Sep 2022 06:00
Single Parent Thankful For $180
Radha Mani outside her home at Koroipita Model Town in Naikabula, Lautoka on September 6, 2022. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, and Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, are not given enough ‘thank-yous’ from the people of Fiji.

These were the sentiments shared by Koroipita Model Town, Lautoka resident, Radha Mani, who was very emotional after collecting $180 on Monday.

The money she received is part of Government’s inflation mitigation measures under the support for social welfare beneficiaries.

 

Ms Mani, a single parent of two children and a social welfare recipient said she was in tears when she collected her cash assistance on Monday.

She said normally, her social welfare assistance received every month was $35.

“I am really thankful for the money I received, I pray every night for the leaders of our country,” she said.

“I really cried when I received the money on Monday.”

 

She has been a single parent for more than 10 years and is dependent on her son, Ritesh Krishna, who is the head baker at Hari Lal Investments in Kashmir, Lautoka to provide for them.

They both reside in a two-bedroom flat at the model town. Ms Mani added that with the assistance, she was able to purchase some food essentials for them.

“I never complained about the amount of money I received as long as I can buy some food,” said Ms Mani.

“Just yesterday (Monday) I was talking about them (Mr Bainimarama and the A-G) to my family, they are doing plenty for the people around the country and they deserve more thank-yous.”

 

Feedback: nicolette.chambers@fijisun.com.fj



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