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People Help FICAC Probe Public Service

  More than 50 per cent of complaints lodged with the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) are against poor services delivered by Government ministries and departments. FICAC manager corruption
10 Dec 2015 10:30
People Help  FICAC Probe  Public Service
Left:Helen Chang signs an attendance sheet during the FICAC road show in Labasa yesterday.PHOTO:SILIVA CAWARU.

 

More than 50 per cent of complaints lodged with the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) are against poor services delivered by Government ministries and departments.

FICAC manager corruption prevention, Siteri Rabici said they had been holding awareness programmes as a build-up to the International Anti-Corruption Day, marked globally on December 9 – yesterday.

Fiji also joined in the celebrations.

“The public have helped us when they lodge their complaints. That’s where we usually get the leads of our investigations from.

“According to our analysis, more than fifty per cent of reported cases with us from the public are based on poor Government services; especially with the delay in queries or departments that don’t meet the standard of services that they provide to the public. Sometimes they have to give incentives to those responsible for facilitating their queries.

“In our awareness, we raise our voices on our work and what we basically do in FICAC,” she said.

Accomplished researcher like Robert Klitgard defines corruption as the abuse of public resources  or funds for private gain.

 

Good turnout in the North

There was a good turnout in the North during FICAC roadshow to mark International Anti-Corruption Day. Two FICAC teams visited various divisions in the North including Nabouwalu, Dreketi, Seaqaqa, Tukavesi, Savusavu and Labasa.

They distributed pamphlets and held discussions with members of the public.

FICAC assistant public affairs officer Ashneel Singh said the roadshow theme was, ‘Fostering partnerships against corruption for sustainable development in Fiji’.

“It is good to see people interested to be aware about different forms of corruption,” Mr Singh said.

Mr Singh said there were 4881corruption cases reported to FICAC as of the year 2015 from January to September.

To report on public sector corruption you can dial the toll-free number 1322 (for Vodafone and Digicel customers).

Edited by: Maikeli Seru

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