The Ministry of Women under its’ REACH programme has provided awareness programs and essential government services to a total of 66,040 people in 956 communities in 2018.
The REACH Programme involves key government agencies that provide socio-economic, legal services and awareness programs to all Fijians despite their remote locations and distance.
These services include, Child Residence, Child Maintenance, Child Recovery, Spousal Maintenance, Matrimonial Distribution of Property, Dissolution of Marriage, Absconding Warrant/ Stop Departure, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, property transfer matters, land leases, eviction, tenancy agreement, wills, probate and letters of administration.
Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Josefa Koroivueta highlighted that the programme has also delivered Legal Aid services to 33,090 people.
He adds that some Fijians do not know of the services that are made available to them by government because most of them are restricted with geography and physical challenges and the high transportation cost and the REACH Programme takes these services to the people.
Koroivueta says that the REACH programme will be the solution to bridge the geographical challenges with the integrated approach providing a more effective and efficient service delivery approach during the outreach sessions to those in remote and rural areas.
Meanwhile Samoa and Tonga are now looking to adopt the REACH Programme in their respective countries.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.