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FICAC Kick-Starts Road Show

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) held its road show at various divisions to mark International Anti-Corruption Day. During the road show officers from FICAC gave out pamphlets and
10 Dec 2014 08:59
FICAC Kick-Starts Road Show
Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption representatives with the public during their road show in Nadi, yesterday. Photo: Varanisese Nasilasila

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) held its road show at various divisions to mark International Anti-Corruption Day.

During the road show officers from FICAC gave out pamphlets and held discussion with the public on some of the issues raised.

The theme of the road show is ‘Fostering partnerships against corruption for sustainable development in Fiji’.

NADI

Team leader for education and awareness Filimoni Daveta said they were happy with the response from the public.

“There has been a wonderful response from the public about wanting to know more about the organisation and they have left with their questions answered from our team,” Mr Daveta said.

“Fighting against corruption is everyone’s concern and we should be aware of how we can tackle such problems.”

Sanjeeta Devi, 32, said she learned a few things from the road show.

“This activity conducted by FICAC will surely help the people especially when we want to complain about something that is not right.

It is also made convenient for us today since we are not able to make time to travel to Lautoka to report. So this has been helpful to us,” she said.

The FICAC team travelled from Suva covering areas from Lami, Navua, Sigatoka, Nadi and Namaka.

LAUTOKA

Esala Namure travelled from Rakiraki to attend the road show.

“I had to travel for two hours to get here just to ask the staff of FICAC on how to lodge a complaint. Despite the long travel it was all worth it for me. I am more aware about what to do,” he said.

So far there is only one available office in the Western based in Lautoka that covers areas from Korovou to Rakiraki.

LABASA

Keynote speaker and lawyer, Harry Robinson, commended the FICAC Labasa Branch for a job well done for the year 2014.

“Dishonesty is dishonesty and the FICAC Labasa Branch is appreciated for combating corruption in the North,” Mr Robinson said.

Senior Commission officer – Labasa Branch, Arivakasati Tubuka, said there had only been 10 cases of corruption exposed this year in the North.

“Labasa is developing because of the Look North Policy hence this also attracts dishonest investors in taking advantage of bribing people as an easy way out to get what they want,” he said.

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