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1100 for recruitment

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Thursday, May 22, 2014

ABOUT 1000 Fijians turned up at respective polling recruitment drive centres yesterday in the lead-up to the September 17 polls.

The government had announced that 14,000 people would be recruited to serve as polling day officials.

Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem announced 1100 Fijians registered in the four different venues in the Central Division yesterday and they expected more to register as they moved to other parts of the country in the coming weeks.

"The recruitment of polling day officials started today (yesterday) at the FMF Gymnasium, the recruitment team commenced operations at 8.30am and by that time, quite a few people had already arrived," Mr Saneem said.

"It's very encouraging to see ordinary Fijians taking ownership of the election as we had said earlier the idea is to make the 2014 general election a participatory process.

"We would like to involve as many Fijians as possible."

Mr Saneem said those who registered took a 15-minute test which would be marked and results would be made available.

"Recruitment will be made on an order of merit based on the results and at this stage, I wish to clarify that staff are not only hired from the Central Division but we will also recruit Fijians from different localities all over Fiji.

"We will also come to other locations as advertised and I encourage Fijians to look up information available on the Fijian Elections Office website."

The drive continues today at the gymnasium, Makosoi Hall in Pacific Harbour, government station in Lomaivuna, Naitasiri and FNU, Nasinu campus.

"This will continue until June 9 and I encourage all interested Fijians to look around the paper for more details as we move around the country. It's for presiding officers, assistant presiding officers, clerks and other jobs for the election."








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