Fiji parliamentarians to visit NZ
October 27, 2014 1:08 am
A delegation of Members of Parliament from Fiji have left for Wellington, to study the New Zealand Parliament.
The delegation will be led by the Parliament of Fiji Deputy Speaker, Ruveni Nadalo, and includes the Whips from both the Government and the Opposition parties.
The visit to the New Zealand Parliament is being facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Since January, the UNDP has been working to provide support to the Parliament of Fiji through a project funded by the European Union and the Governments of New Zealand, Australia and Japan.
During the three-day visit in Wellington with the New Zealand Parliament, the delegation will observe proceedings in the Chamber and study the way in which committees operate.
They’ll also discuss the mechanisms used by the Business Committee to arrange the Parliament’s work and exchange experiences with their New Zealand counterparts as to the roles and functions of the whips in Parliament.
The delegation will be accompanied by the Parliament of Fiji Secretary General, Viniana Namosimalua.