WCO regional training centre opens
17:09 Mon Aug 20, 2012
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Apisalome Coka
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is urging all customs officials to uphold high standards.
He stressed to customs officials that they are at the frontline of revenue collection, and are representatives at our borders.
The Prime Minister says if these officials fail to uphold high standards and diligently perform their duties, they bleed the country of tax dollars that can be used to build hospitals, schools and roads.
Bainimarama made the comments while launching the World Customs Organisation Training Centre at the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority building in Suva.
“That is tremendous progress, and it speaks to the pivotal role Fiji is playing in the region. Our central location makes Fiji a convenient hub for the South Pacific, and hosting the Customs Regional Training Centre in Fiji is a significant step towards collaboration. It is a concrete sign of Fiji’s willingness to contribute in a major way to regional prosperity.”
Bainimarama says if Fiji is to reach our potential and exceed our own expectations, we need to demand competence of ourselves
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