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State House fence repairs handed to Ministry of Infrastructure

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport will now overlook the repair works of the State House fence along Queen Elizabeth Drive in Suva. Official secretary to the Office of the
12 May 2017 10:06
State House fence repairs handed to Ministry of Infrastructure
Official secretary to the President Pene Baleinabuli on May 11, 2017. Photo: Jone Luvenitoga

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport will now overlook the repair works of the State House fence along Queen Elizabeth Drive in Suva.

Official secretary to the Office of the President, Pene Baleinabuli said this during his submissions on the 2015 Auditor-General Report before the Public Accounts Committee at Parliament yesterday.

Official secretary to the President Pene Baleinabuli on May 11, 2017. Photo: Jone Luvenitoga

Official secretary to the President Pene Baleinabuli on May 11, 2017.
Photo: Jone Luvenitoga

He was responding to a comment by SODELPA MP Ratu Sela Nanovo on the state of the fence which was now covered by a tarpaulin.

Mr Baleinabuli said it placed the Head of State under ‘a very embarrassing situation’.

However the repairs were now being transferred to the ministry mentioned.

“Local engineers from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure would be fully engaged to see that repair works was carried out with quality building materials,” he said.

Just last year they again sought funds to repair the fence.

“Honourable Members of the Committee, like you we are also in a very embarrassing situation,” Mr Baleinabuli responded.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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