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786 People On Rotuma Sign Up/Open Savings With FNPF

“We conducted 21 educational awareness events where 15 awareness were done at the five different schools in Rotuma and six educational awareness at expo venues,” he said.
29 Sep 2022 17:00
786 People On Rotuma Sign Up/Open Savings With FNPF
REACH Team in Rotuma. Photo: Josefa Babitu

From this, 255 applications were received by FNPF for new memberships, including minor and voluntary accounts.

This was made possible through the Rights, Empowerment and Cohesion (REACH) project that missioned on the island recently.

It is an initiative by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), funded by the Government of Japan.

FNPF, along with 20 other Government and non-government organisations were part of the project that provided a one-stop-shop for various services that were mainly offered in the mainland.

 

While presenting their report, team leader awareness and advocacy, Matai Daulako, said a total of 13 members had their mandatory contributions increased so that they had many savings when they retire.

“We conducted 21 educational awareness events where 15 awareness were done at the five different schools in Rotuma and six educational awareness at expo venues,” he said.

“We also conducted 10 housing inspections – five for newly built houses, five for extension and renovation. Employers inspection was also conducted and issuance of demand notice to pay employee contributions.”

 

He said a total of 60 applications were received to validate and renew their nominees while six others had the opportunity to renew their pensions certificate and print cards.

A 168 enquired to withdraw some money from their accounts to build their houses on the island.

Mr Daulako thanked the REACH team for taking FNPF on board to serve its members on the island of Rotuma, especially with helping children save for their future.

FNPF also donated computers to primary schools around the country to boost its technological skills and knowledge.

 

Story by: josefa.babitu@fijisun.com.fj



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