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Prime Minister is Acting Education Minister

July 11, 2017 8:04 am

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has confirmed to FBC News that he will act as the Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts before a decision on the position is made.

This is after the former Minister for Education, Dr Mahendra Reddy resigned from his position last week.

Bainimarama says in accordance with the Constitution, he accepted the resignation of Dr Reddy.

He also confirmed this afternoon that he has not appointed anyone to fill the vacant Ministerial position.

Dr Reddy earlier stated that he voluntarily resigned in order to preserve the reputation of government.

He said he needs to clear his name without causing a distraction from the great work of the FijiFirst Government.

Dr Reddy is charged with one count of bribery and another count of undue influence by the Fiji Independent Commission against Corruption.