NFP concerned with lack of definitions in Code of Conduct Bill
January 11, 2019 11:01 am
NFP President Pio Tikoduadua [right] speaking before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights.
The National Federation Party have raised their concerns with certain aspects of the Code of Conduct Bill.
Speaking yesterday before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights, NFP President Pio Tikoduadua noted that the definition of the appointing authority in the Bill is vague and unclear.
As part of their submission, Tikoduadua called on the committee to consider reviewing that aspect of the Bill to make amendments accordingly.
Other issues noted by the political party included the need for anonymous complainants to be allowed.
The party submitted that owning to Fiji’s complex political climate, the majority of people are afraid to lodge complaints against people in positions of authority for fear of victimization and prejudice.