Fiji: Senior bus fare ID card often not shown

Permanent Secretary of the Social Welfare Ministry Govind Sami has expressed his concern of senior citizens not showing their identification cards to the bus operators. Bus companies have reported that most citizens over 60 years old and disabled elegible for 50% bus fare discounts are only showing their vouchers and not id cards. The agreement between the government and the major bus operators was reached back in January and went into force in mid March. Over 18 thousand cards have been issued so far while around 60 thousand people are eligible for discounted transportation fare benefit.

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