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National Security, Defence To Be Reviewed

The review would be carried out by the Public Service Commission and the World Bank. Minister for Defence, National Security and Immigration Timoci Natuva said this was one of the
01 Feb 2015 09:39
National Security, Defence To Be Reviewed
Minister for Defence, National Security and Immigration Timoci Natuva

The review would be carried out by the Public Service Commission and the World Bank.

Minister for Defence, National Security and Immigration Timoci Natuva said this was one of the key deliverables under the ministry’s 2015 Annual Corporate Plan.

The minister launched the plan at the Department of Immigration office in Suva on Friday.

“This is a mammoth task and one that we will endeavour to complete by September,” Mr Natuva said.

He said the review would ensure there was firm policy guidance and alignment of the security and defence sector to the strategic objectives of Government.

“The review will result in the development of a new national security strategy and policy as well as the white papers for defence, Police and immigration,” Mr Natuva said.

He said this would create a timetable and plan for priorities, requirements and capabilities for the ministry, the Republic of the Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and the Department of Immigration.

“To enable us to deal with current and emerging trends and threats for the next 10 to 15 years,” Mr Natuva said.

He said our development politically, economically or socially was dependent on a properly functioning national security system that assured all Fijians, visitors and investors.

“To assure them that we are able to deliver a safe and secure environment for them to live in and go about their business in peace.”

He said pending the outcome of the review, the ministry had restructured its headquarters to allow for a workable and flexible structure that would increase efficiency in delivering their targets in the plan.

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