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Dawai Maintains Professionalism In A Challenging Environment

Mesake Dawai joined the Fijian Elections  Office (FEO) in 2015 and has never regretted making that decision.   Mesake Dawai, 30, never let the criticism from social media affect his
07 Dec 2018 10:00
Dawai Maintains Professionalism  In A Challenging Environment
Mesake Dawai (right) receiving his award from the Chairperson for the Fijian Electoral Commission Suresh Chandra at the Fijian Elections Office Awards night in Suva on November 5, 2018 Photo: Wati Talebula

Mesake Dawai joined the Fijian Elections  Office (FEO) in 2015 and has never regretted making that decision.

 

Mesake Dawai, 30, never let the criticism from social media affect his professionalism.

He hails from Saunaka Village in Nadi and has maternal links to Naboutini village in Saqani, Cakaudrove.

He joined the Fijian Elections  Office (FEO) in 2015 and has never regretted making that decision.

On Wednesday, during the FEO awards, he was recognised for his:

  • Outstanding Service and Contribution Towards the Successful Completion of the 2018 General Election and
  • Outstanding Service and Contribution towards the Successful Completion of Nominations, Political Party Declaration of Assets and Liabilities, Accreditation of Polling Agents

Mr Dawai said: “There have been a lot of comments on social media about the role that FEO has played. It is all about being neutral and that is one of the principles that we have. We do not have to take things personally. We are employees of the organisation.

“I know we get criticism a lot but we know the truths ourselves. So we do not react to those things.”

Mr Dawai holds a Bachelor in Law Degree from the University of the South Pacific.

His first role in the FEO was to review all the 2014 General Election procedures and policies that FEO used.

He was also a part of Professor Yash Ghai’s Fiji Constitution Review Commission in 2012.

“My first role in the FEO was to review all the 2014 General Election procedures and policies that FEO uses,” Mr Dawai said.

He said when he joined the FEO he did not face any challenges.

“I was a legal researcher for Professor Yash Ghai so when I joined FEO I was the Review and compliance officer and it wasn’t challenging because I did that already so I fitted well with FEO and with FEO I have learned a lot,” he added

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  wati.talebula@fijisun.com.fj



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