THE Water Authority of Fiji has suspended eight employees pending investigations on allegations of malpractices.
WAF chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai confirmed this yesterday saying those suspended were being investigated on allegations of abuse of office and extra- marital affairs.
"They have been investigated for certain alleged malpractices. I would not go into details, it is our internal disciplinary process when people are suspected or alleged to have done certain wrongs," Mr Ravai said.
"We suspended them to conduct investigations and we give them natural justice to be heard in our tribunal."
He said those suspended included junior and senior management officers.
"It is just abuse of office and nothing to do with fraud or financial malpractice. It is really behavioural and we want to be seen or projected as a very ethical and moral organisation and if people want to do things against those values, we will not stand by it," he said responding to questions from this newspaper.
"It is nothing to do with nepotism. We have ethics and values and if people want to break (it), they will be taken to task," he said.
Mr Ravai said the authority was investigating those allegations to ascertain the facts.