GOVERNMENT has literally taken to the streets its continuing fight against systemic corruption in its various departments.
Attorney-General and Minister for Anti-Corruption Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum inspected the state of roads and roadworks being carried out in the Western Division yesterday. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said neglect by previous administrations had led to Fiji's roads being in such a deplorable state.
"The road department previously had experienced a huge amount of corruption. So obviously the dollars weren't spent where they should have been. For example, a culvert that was supposed to be of a particular size was instead replaced by a smaller-sized culvert but at the same price.
"So there were a number of problems and these combined with negligence, mismanagement and corruption that wasn't addressed previously has led to the sorry state of our roads," he said.