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50 people charged for corruption in 2016

December 13, 2016 5:30 pm

Fifty people have been charged for corruption related offenses by the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption this year.

FICAC Spokesperson Nandni Vandana says this is an issue which they’ve been dealing with whole of this year.

The most common form of offenses reported to FICAC is abuse of office and bribery and twenty eight cases are before the court.

“Corruption affects economic development, economic growth and progress for any country. It affects sustainable livelihood for person’s living in a country so just like any other country in the world it is definitely a concern here in Fiji as well. As long as we have corruption there will always be unequal distribution of wealth, unequal distribution of government finances.”

The offenders are public office holders, individuals and people who work in or own private businesses.

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