$55m spent on Fijians under CARE program

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (right) with the Assistant Minister for Sports Iliesa Delana at the Parliament Complex in Suva this week. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

FIJI’S Acting Prime Minister and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Government has spent $55.3million under its CARE for Fiji program, as of Tuesday this week.

In a ministerial statement delivered in Parliament on Wednesday, he said 202,368 Fijians had been assisted under e-TransportCARE with 183,826 adults receiving a $50 top-up and another 18,542 students topped up with $25.

He said that so far, Government had spent $9.65m in this assistance.

The Acting PM said under Homes-CARE, 23,896 households had been assisted at a cost of $29.17m.

Under Farms-CARE, 30,697 farmers were assisted at a total cost of $15.3m.

Welfare-CARE has assisted 13,165 Social Welfare recipients at a total cost of $1.14m.

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