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Nepotism claims surface

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

SOME Labasa youths are complaining about the police recruitment drive claiming some of the successful recipients from the North have been enlisted as a result of biased decisions by the selection team.

Enesi Rusaqoli claimed the selection was unfair because some of their colleagues whom they knew were unqualified were selected.

"Some of the successful recipients who failed the initial stage of interview in Labasa were given a second chance to re-sit the same test in Savusavu while the others were not allowed," he claimed.

"Also, when the names of the selected recipients appeared in the newspapers, we can only see a lot of them who are either children of police personnel or have relatives in the police force.

"It's seems that the selection was done on a "who you know basis" and not on a professional level.

"We accept the fact that we are not chosen but we are just frustrated about the fact that the people we knew who failed the initial test are now being enlisted to march next week."

Another youth, Mohinesh Sharma said this was the fifth time he had been turned down by the recruitment team.

Other young people shared similar sentiments and were not happy about the selection. Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said they would look into the matter.

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