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Constitutional Offices Commission meets for first time

April 17, 2015 1:00 am

The Constitutional Offices Commission has held its first meeting in Suva this morning.

The Commission is chaired by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

The other members are Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum,
Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa and Solicitor General Sharvada Sharma.

Civil engineer, Sanjay Kaba has been appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister while lawyer, Richard Naidu has been appointed on the advice of the Leader of Opposition.

The Commission is responsible for providing advice to the President on appointments to various high level – independent positions which fall outside the ambit of the government.

These include the Chair and members of the Human Rights and Anti Discrimination Commission and Chairperson and members of the Public Service Commission.

The Constitutional Office Commission also advises of the appointments of the Chair and members of the Electoral Commission, Elections Supervisor and Secretary General to Parliament.

The Police Commissioner, Commissioner of Fiji Corrections Service, RFMF Commander, Auditor General and Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji are also appointed based on the advice of the Commission.

One of the first appointments is expected to be the members of the Public Service Commission.