People that have collected money through e-Transport CARE initiative and have lied in their declaration will have to face the consequence.
This was stressed by the Minister for Transport Parveen Bala when asked by Fijivillage if the Ministry was monitoring the assistance that was given out to cyclone and flood affected families.
Bala says that any assistance that is given by government will require the public to sign a declaration.
Those who meet the eTransport‑CARE eligibility requirements have until the 21st of this month to register, which allows those using permanent eTransport cards to receive $50 free top‑up and students with unsubsidized yellow e‑Transport cards will receive $25.
If people make false declarations, they can be prosecuted, and if they are found guilty and they can be fined $20,000 or face 10 years imprisonment.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.