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FICAC assistance extends to Pacific region

By SITERI SAUVAKACOLO The Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption has extended its assistance to the Pacific region. Representatives of a group called Emendena Eimwi from Nauru paid a special visit
16 Sep 2012 09:45

By SITERI SAUVAKACOLO

The Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption has extended its assistance to the Pacific region.
Representatives of a group called Emendena Eimwi from Nauru paid a special visit to the Commission’s office in Suva to learn more about how it addresses issues like bribery and corruption in Fiji and its social and legal implications.
The focus of the group’s fact-finding visit was to learn about the proactive measures that FICAC uses to ensure that the gospel of anti-corruption is taken to the civil servants, community groups, the private sector, tertiary institutions, primary & secondary schools, the i-Taukei speaking and Hindi-speaking communities and other focus groups.
Emendena Eimwi is a non governmental organisation that was recently established to create awareness and educate its citizens about corruption and bribery in Nauru.
The group comprises 16 members.
Two of the group’s members, president Squire Jeremiah and Doneke Kepae, came on the fact-finding visit to Fiji.
They said they learned a lot during their two-week attachment with FICAC from September 4 to 14.
Mr Jeremiah and Mr Kepae plan to harness public awareness strategies and lobby the Nauru government to address their anti-corruption efforts.
They attended awareness sessions and workshops and received first-hand information on the set-up, strategies and direction that FICAC was engaging in.
They said the reason for choosing to learn from the Commission was because it was reputable, well established and was the only anti-corruption institution in the Pacific.




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