The Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation’s mandate is building a better Fiji by providing equal opportunities to promote inclusivity and development.
This is irrespective of gender, physical ability or income level, says newly appointed Minister, Lynda Tabuya.
In a press conference, Tabuya said she has made it her life goal and the ministry’s mandate to help those less fortunate, and that she’s glad to continue this on a national level.
Tabuya has already met with her Permanent Secretary, Ashwin Raj.
“One of the foundations of building a better Fiji is providing equal opportunities to all Fijians from all fronts, despite challenges. The ministry will continue to serve all Fijians through the care and protection of children, greater policy intervention for older persons and persons living with disability, more income support for families in the living with poverty and promote gender and women empowerment reaching its full ability,” Tabuya said.
Tabuya has also highlighted the ministry’s intention to strengthening and building on good relationships with all organisations that support the ministry.
She has also indicated the increased number of Fijians living in poverty and the increased number of violence against women and girls.
“We will be addressing these issues in due course; however, the ministry has some available avenues that Fijians can reach out to for help.”
“I am indeed looking forward to working with the most disadvantaged of society, comprising almost 70 per cent of the population, to try and rebuild Fiji to the way the world should be,” Tabuya said.
This morning the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation met with the Tabuya and the Assistant Minister, Sashi Kiran.