Public servants must have a say: PM
August 9, 2012 5:05 am
Public servants, as Fijian citizens, should also have a say and participate in the formulation of Fiji’s new Constitution to take Fiji to General Elections in 2014 says Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.
This has never happened before, neither for the 1990 nor the 1997 Constitutional Review processes.
The Head of Government says this decision is in line with his earlier public statements that all citizens must have a say and all are at liberty to exercise their rights and make meaningful contributions.
He says public servants comprise nearly 4 per cent of Fiji’s population and as such their views as Fijian citizens must be heard.
Bainimarama says Public Servants are free to air their views in front of the Constitutional Commission in their private capacity and not officially as public servants.
He adds this is a one time opportunity for every Fijian to contribute to the process currently underway to get the governance of Fiji set on a sustainable path.