ACCF SIGNS MOU WITH SUGAR CANE GROWERS COUNCIL
The Accident Compensation Commission Fiji (ACCF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Sugar Cane Growers Council on 08th September 2023. ACCF pays compensation for serious injuries and deaths arising out of motor vehicle, employment and school accidents on a no-fault basis.
The ACCF CEO, Mr Parvez Akbar stated that ACCF provides its services to victims of accidents in a manner which is timely, free of cost and without the burden of engaging legal representation to apply for compensation. The Sugar Cane Growers Council is a key stakeholder, given they are the voice of our cane growers.
Mr Akbar stated that ACCF’s partnership with the Sugar Cane Growers Council aligns with ACCF’s strategic goal of focusing on Customer Outcome and Experience. ACCF makes every effort to ensure it is easier for victims to access ACCF’s services and, one of the ways we do this is by building enduring partnerships with our stakeholders.
Mr Akbar confirmed that the MOU formalises the close working relationship that ACCF already enjoys with Sugar Cane Growers Council. The MOU outlines areas of cooperation between the two entities. These include assistance with the lodgement of applications for compensation, and referral of victims of motor vehicle, employment and school accidents to a designated contact person at ACCF.
The Sugar Cane Growers Council will not charge a fee to cane growers for any ACCF related assistance.
ACCF will engage with Sugar Cane Growers Council and cane growers with a view to creating awareness about the Accident Compensation Scheme.
Mr Akbar thanked the Sugar Cane Growers Council for their advocacy on behalf of the cane growers, and also thanked the cane growers for their contribution to the economy. He encouraged victims of motor vehicle, employment and school accidents to reach out to ACCF for any queries regarding compensation.