Fiji National Provident Fund still hasn't paid pensioners - two days after CEO Aisake Taito confirmed the first payment under the new age-based pension scheme had been delayed because of technical glitches.
Taito blamed the glitches on internal and external processes but said pensioners would get their money by Friday.
The Fiji Times revealed two days ago it had been inundated with calls and complaints from disgruntled pensioners in the west, Nausori and Suva who hadn't been paid on Monday as promised by FNPF.
It quoted Taito as saying: "We're working round-the-clock to sort out these glitches and are processing payments on 24-hour shifts to ensure that all payments are paid out by Friday."
Friday has rolled around and payments have still not been made according to information sent in to us. Neither has there been any further explanation or apology from Taito, who two days ago pleaded with members to bear with them saying the processing was an onerous exercise and "we are pooling all resources to sort this out".
Taito also said at the time FNPF would ensure the money is /transferred accurately and efficiently to each of the 11,000 members.'
"I would like to sincerely apologise to pensioners for this unforeseen delay and would like to assure them that payments would be completed before the end of the week," he told Fiji Times.