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FICAC’s Work Is Independent

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption, in its nine years of existence, has never been interfered with in their work and independence, the Public Accounts Committee heard. FICAC deputy commissioner
18 Oct 2016 11:00

The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption, in its nine years of existence, has never been interfered with in their work and independence, the Public Accounts Committee heard.

FICAC deputy commissioner George Langman highlighted this yesterday while making submissions on their annual report before the committee at Parliament.

Committee member Aseri Radrodro had questioned which independent body was responsible for overseeing the development of FICAC policies and processes to ensure that it was workable and transparent.

Mr Langman responded: “We have established several committees within where committee members are staff members with senior officers that run each committee and within the organisation, apart from those committees; we have an internal compliance unit that reports directly to me.

“We do not have an external board to check on our work.”

FICAC manager administration Lisa Elaisa said their policies were usually sent to the Solicitor General’s office for legal vetting and signing off before it was implemented.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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