19th October 12:17 PM
Giving assistance to people in need is fine but giving it to those not in need is irresponsible - Singh
By Pratika Mala
Thursday 11/10/2018
NFP provisional candidate Attar Singh

National Federation Party’s provisional candidate, Attar Singh says he has heard stories of people giving false information to get government assistance under the CARE programs however he has not reported that because he does not know the identity of these people.

Singh says giving assistance to people who need it is fine but giving it to those who don’t deserve or need it is irresponsible.

Singh made these comments while speaking at a campaign meeting in Davuilevu Housing last night.

Singh says he was told of a man who lives on a hill along Transmitter Road in Nadi who had received the Homes CARE assistance of $1,200 after he claimed that his sofa got wet from flood waters.

Singh claims the man had even asked the staff to go along with him to have a look but he claims that he was told that it was okay and he was given the assistance without any evidence being provided by him.

Singh says there are many stories like this about Government funds being wasted and the intention is not really to help but that there is an ulterior motive.

When Fijivillage asked Attar Singh on whether he has reported the matter to Police regarding the man giving false information and receiving government assistance, Singh said he did not know the man at all and was not aware who the person was.

Singh says he was just told by someone as the story was going around.

Meanwhile Singh has claimed that the FijiFirst Party knew when the general elections was going to take place before the Writ of Elections was announced.

He says the FijiFirst Party had put billboards up overnight as soon as the Writ was announced.

Singh further stated that FijiFirst’s billboards were up all over the country well before the Writ of Elections was announced.

Singh also says that somebody has said to him that the bigger the billboard, the bigger the fear of losing the elections.

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