Fiji Time: 11:25 AM on Monday 25 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Snap audit outcomes

Felix Chaudhary
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SUGAR permanent secretary Lieutenant Colonel Manasa Vaniqi has urged members of the Rarawai Penang Cane Producers Association to sort out their issues in an amicable manner.

A recent snap-audit carried out by Flo-Cert, the inspection and certification body for Fairtrade, found some discrepancies in how the association operated.

One of the major issues highlighted in the unannounced audit was the fact that eight members of the association's general assembly who were dismissed by president Gyan Singh and other members, were arbitrarily removed.

"We only hope that good sense prevails in the best interests of all those involved," Lt-Col Vaniqi said.

"Government cannot be seen to be involved in this issue because it is a democratically-elected organisation under Fairtrade.

"However, it is unfortunate that some people are politicising their role within the organisation and our message is for these people to stay out.

"If they want in, then they have to be there in the best interest of all members and for the industry."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Size doesn't matter for Labalaba
  2. Uncertain future
  3. Villager questions equal distribution of lease money
  4. $200m bill
  5. Ryan's attention turns to Rio Olympics
  6. Three women in custody over alleged vehicle theft
  7. US Mercy visits Fiji
  8. Erectile dysfunction
  9. Pageant kings take centre stage
  10. Knows no limits

Top Stories this Week

  1. Heroes of the night Friday (22 May)
  2. Dream run Tuesday (19 May)
  3. Tuwai wins top award Tuesday (19 May)
  4. Payout for team Thursday (21 May)
  5. Top cop foils robbery attempt Friday (22 May)
  6. Ratu Naiqama suspended Friday (22 May)
  7. Behind closed doors Tuesday (19 May)
  8. Probe on officials Wednesday (20 May)
  9. Sevens celebration Wednesday (20 May)
  10. Ratu Naiqama apologises Friday (22 May)