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Former Fiji Dairy CEO Tipped To Replace Vuniwaqa

Mr Nand contested the 2018 Elections under the FijiFirst party banner and is understood to be next inline to replace newly resigned Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa.
09 Aug 2021 11:00
Former Fiji Dairy CEO Tipped To Replace Vuniwaqa
Sachida Nand.

Former Fiji Cooperative Dairy Company Limited Chief Executive Officer, Sachida Nand is expected to be sworn into Parliament in the next sitting.

Parliament will sit on August 16 to the 20th.

Mr Nand contested the 2018 Elections under the FijiFirst party banner and is understood to be next inline to replace newly resigned Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Mereseini Vuniwaqa.

Among his extensive work experience, he is also a businessman.

Before he became CEO of Fiji Dairy, he was the National Sales and Marketing Manager for Dulux Paints Fiji, National Sales Manager at Taubmans Paints Fiji, NZAID Programme Administrator (Regional) at the New Zealand High Commission, Projects and Education Officer and Deputy Systems Administrator and Chancery Assistant at the British High Commission.

He started as a Senior Information Assistant at the Ministry of Agriculture in the mid-90s and also the Commercial and Publication Officer at the Sugar Cane Growers Council.

Mr Nand holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of the South Pacific.

Speaking to the Fiji Sun yesterday he said: “I’m still awaiting contact from the Electoral Commission.

“I can’t confirm or deny that, I will have to wait for the Commission to notify me before I can make any comment.”

The Electoral Commission is awaiting the official notification from the Speaker of Parliament, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau before deciding who will take up the vacant government seat in Parliament.

Until then Mrs Vuniwaqa’s Parliament seat will remain vacant until the Commission determines her replacement under Section 64(1) of the Fijian Constitution.

She resigned from the FijiFirst party on Friday citing personal reasons and new opportunities.

When approached at her residence yesterday, she was not available for an interview.

Commission Chair Suresh Chandra said Parliament had to vacate the seat first before they meet and decide on a replacement.

Edited by Losirene Lacanivalu

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