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From Cabinet To Parliament

Viniana Namosimalua’s experience as secretary to Cabinet will stand her in good stead when she takes on a bigger role. She becomes the latest secretary-general to Parliament, overlooking the new
17 Sep 2014 08:01

Viniana Namosimalua’s experience as secretary to Cabinet will stand her in good stead when she takes on a bigger role.

She becomes the latest secretary-general to Parliament, overlooking the new 50-seat legislative body.

Her name was announced by Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during a media tour of the new parliament complex yesterday.

Her contract runs for five years.

The deputy secretary-general is Mary Qiliaso.

Mrs Namosimalua was optimistic about her new role in Parliament, now seated in the historical Government Buildings.

‘’It will be about transparency and accountability and I’m happy to help the people of Fiji value that,’’ she said.

The Attorney-General said part of the costs of the renovation was paid for by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

‘’I can’t give you an exact figure of how much was spent on renovations but it was a few millions,’’ he said.

The emphasis according to the Attorney-General was building a more effective and ‘paperless’ parliament.

‘The parliamentarians will have their own tablets, and they will vote by slotting in cards, so no more proxy votes,’’ he said.

Parliament will convene two weeks after the formation of a new Government.

The new Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House will also be chosen then.

The new Secretary-General of Parliament is also overseeing the final recruitment of all staff for the parliamentary secretariat.

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