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6,375 people assisted under ‘Help for Home’ initiative

Six thousand three hundred and seventy-five people have been assisted through the Government’s ‘Help for Home’ initiative. This was revealed by the Minister for Women,Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar during the 2016-17 budget debate in parliament yesterday. Minister Akbar said people in Suva were not assisted by under the initiative as claimed by Opposition member […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

July 5, 2016 7:12 am

Six thousand three hundred and seventy-five people have been assisted through the Government’s ‘Help for Home’ initiative.

Minister for women,children and poverty alleviation Rosy Akbar.(Peni Shute/N
Minister for Women, Children, and Poverty Alleviation Hon. Rosy Akbar. (Peni Shute/Newswire)

This was revealed by the Minister for Women,Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar during the 2016-17 budget debate in parliament yesterday.

Minister Akbar said people in Suva were not assisted by under the initiative as claimed by Opposition member of parliament Hon. Biman Prasad and that there is a center in Suva which assists people from Maritime areas.

AKBAR: “3,119 recipients from the Eastern division including Lomaiviti, Vanuabalavu and Yacata have been assisted by this center. All the budgeted programs would work to effectively deliver real opportunities for sustainable development alleviating poverty and promote social mobility.”

Minister Akabar said the government has allocated $20 million to continue the ‘Help for Homes’ initiative in the 2016‑2017 National Budget.

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