FNPF CEO Aisake Taito, right, works with Bijay Kumar to build railings at the Samabula Senior Citizen’s Home, Suva on Saturday. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU
THE Samabula Senior Citizen’s Home was treated to a makeover on Saturday by Fiji National Provident Fund staff members and their families.
The FNPF took a family day out to clean the home and entertain residents of the home.
“FNPF is a retirement fund care of the senior citizens of Fiji,” said FNPF chief executive Aisake Taito who was part of the clean-up.
He said they also prepared lunch for the residents.
“There were donations of toiletries, a television, chairs and clothes,” said Mr Taito, adding the clean-up was carried out in conjunction with National Old Citizen Week.
FNPF staff member Angeline Prakash said she felt good and proud to be part of the event.
“It is a good opportunity to come out and assist the old people,” said Ms Prakash. She said young people tended to neglect senior citizens. ”This is a good time to give back to the community,” she said.
Customer care staff member Krystel Gavidi said it was an opportunityto mingle with staff from other departments.
Grey Power Comment
Grey Power is astounded at the hypocrisy of FNPF and Taito Aisake in this Fiji Times story.
Grey Power says that if the FNPF is trying to do a public relations exercise to mitigate and make up for the effects of its proposed policy to reduce pensions of the older people in Fiji (most of them are over the age of 65), then we have to tell him that the beneficiaries of the FNPF pensions whose lives FNPF is trying to destroy are no fools.
Come on Mr Aisake Taito- FNPF helping the elderly? You can help them better by not destroying their pensions.