Between the Lines | Opinion

Between The Lines, 16th April 2019

GAMES RUMOURS Rumours are swirling around that some senior students not enrolled in secondary schools could be in action at the Coca-Cola Games at the ANZ Stadium in Suva today.
16 Apr 2019 14:01
Between The Lines, 16th April 2019

GAMES RUMOURS

Rumours are swirling around that some senior students not enrolled in secondary schools could be in action at the Coca-Cola Games at the ANZ Stadium in Suva today.

BTL hopes they are not true. One rumour is that an athlete already attending a tertiary institution is allegedly a member of a prominent school’s athletics team. It is sad if that is true.

There should be an independent investigation to ascertain the truth of these reports. If they are true then appropriate action must be taken against those schools involved.

The Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics championship is an annual Premiere sports event, bringing together thousands of Fijians who look forward to top class athletics rivalry. It is not fair that a school, in a desperate bid to shore up its medal tally, cheats to get an athlete who is not part of the school system. There should be heavy penalties imposed on those schools found guilty.

BTL hopes the rumours are proved wrong.

PARTY TO ADDRESS ISSUES

There are several issues that have been brought to the attention of SODELPA. They include questions on the following as raised by members:

  • The Strategy, Media and Manifesto Unit which was formed during the election. Some only knew about it when they saw the label pasted on the bottom front door of the unit office which was originally given for the youths. This unit towards the election was making major decisions for the party and responsible for the critical areas that would determine our election results.

Who gave the approval for the establishment of this unit and on what authority under the constitution?

How was the incumbent operating under this unit recruited?

How much did it cost the party to operate this unit. This should include how much were they paid?

Why was the most critical document of the election campaign, the manifesto late in its completion and who was responsible?

How many were printed and how much did it cost the party to print our manifesto?

How many were actually distributed?

The media unit should also clarify how much was spent in the total media campaign?

Who was responsible for this unit ?

What was the total cost of the Party Leader’s Media campaign and DVD?

How many of it was printed and how many were distributed?

Why did it fail?

After the 2014 election the party spent a considerable amount of money on our lessons learnt workshop that was held in Nadave. The outcome of the said meeting was approved by the board and general assembly to be the guiding document out of which a strategy was developed under seven pillars.

What happened to these outcomes?

Why were they thrown out and what was the new strategy?

Subscribe to E-Edition
pacific island top up
Rewa Fiji Dairy Ltd
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: