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Call To Bring Public Entities Under Bill’s Ambit

Water Authority of Fiji has identified more than 20 stakeholders who were not included in the Bill, for example the chief executive officer for Consumer Council, Ports Fiji Limited, CEO for Fiji Development Bank, Fiji Broadcasting Corporation and others.
24 Feb 2019 09:59
Call To Bring Public Entities Under Bill’s Ambit
Water Authority of Fiji’s Manager for Strategic Planning Seymour Singh.

There has been a call for public entities to come under the ambit of the Code of Conduct Bill.

This was a remark by Water Authority of Fiji’s Manager for Strategic Planning, Seymour Singh, while delivering its parliamentary submission on the Bill to the Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights on Friday.

Mr Singh said the WAF identified more than 20 stakeholders who were not included in the Bill, for example the chief executive officer for Consumer Council, Ports Fiji Limited, CEO for Fiji Development Bank, Fiji Broadcasting Corporation and others.

He sought clarification on the appointing authority within the organisation.

Mr Singh questioned the committee if the Bill applies to those subsequently appointed to act in the absence of a CEO.

WAF would seek the specific definition of malicious complaints as mentioned in Clause 13 of the Bill.

Meanwhile, Committee chair Alvick Maharaj said they would get back to WAF after discussions are made regarding their submission.

The Water Authority of Fiji made the last public submission on the Code of Conduct Bill.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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