|Last Monday's queue. pic Fiji Times|
With conflicting reports, it's not sure how many pensioners haven't been paid.
The Fiji Times said Taito confirmed that 90 per cent of the payments were deposited with banks yesterday with the remaining payments 'to be made in the weekend.'
The Fiji Times said Taito extended FNPF's 'deepest apologies to all pensioners for the delay caused by process problems encountered over the last few days.'
Taito maintains FNPF had made arrangements with commercial banks to receive and update payments into pensioners' accounts on Friday night and into the weekend.
The Opposition leader Mick Beddoes says the glitch is outrageous and shameful. He says there have been other delays and that FNPF also failed to pay pensioners their normal funds 2 to 3 weeks ago, so most if not all have been counting on the full payout.
He says pensioners should be paid interest and the FNPF board not be paid at all.
Reports have been coming in that many pensioners are getting desperate without funds.