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Seruiratu clarifies Prasad’s claims on Advisory Councilors

16:38 Wed Jul 11, 2018


Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Aliki Bia

Advisory Councilor’s have their right to their own political affiliation, however, when serving in their capacity they must remain apolitical.

Rural and Maritime Development Minister, Inia Seruiratu made this statement while responding to claims made by National Federation Party Leader Professor Biman Prasad.

Prasad claimed some advisory councilor’s working in Labasa are going to communities campaigning for the FijiFirst Party.

“Some of them are going out and actually saying that they are working with the Fiji first Party and there was one who actually carries a card.”

Seruiratu clarified in Parliament that no issues of councilor campaigning for other political parties have surfaced in the last four years.

“But that doesn’t mean that their political influence should influence their work, they are there to serve the rural community and that is what we consider, it is their contribution to the economy and everyone should serve the community.”

Seruiratu confirms government is in the process of selecting the final candidates for the various vacant positions.



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