Fiji Time: 8:19 AM on Tuesday 28 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Budget request

Nasik Swami
Friday, July 11, 2014

THE Fiji Police Force needs additional money from government for operational expenses to provide security in the 2014 General Election.

Revealing this, Police Commissioner Bernardus Groenewald said they had made a request to the government for the additional budget.

"I am satisfied that the preparation until now is still in line and the outstanding issue is that we are waiting for the finalisation of the additional budget that we have requested government for," Mr Groenewald said.

He said another outstanding issue was the confirmation of the number of polling stations.

"We have enough resources; the only issue is that we need additional budget keeping in mind that we were not allowed to submit an amount for budget during the submission for last year's budget and that is why we have requested for the additional budget," he said.

"The number of police officers that we have now is enough to deal with all the polling stations as well as the normal policing will go on.

"The idea is, we have at least two police officers per polling station but keep in mind there will be rural police stations that can only be reached by foot."

He said the force had specific functions to deal with.

"Other functions has also been included in the Electoral Decree that is the guarding of the ballot boxes, the safeguarding of the transportation of the election material and I am satisfied that we are par on that."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63520.6162
JPY 50.164947.1649
GBP 0.36110.3531
EUR 0.44150.4295
NZD 0.69470.6617
AUD 0.65900.6340
USD 0.48880.4718

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple
  2. Tui Wailevu passes on
  3. Police probe body parts find
  4. A blessing in disguise
  5. NFP disquiet over State stance
  6. VKB entries 'clear'
  7. Official: No division within SODELPA
  8. Steadfast
  9. Gravel extraction worry
  10. Drug-free athletes

Top Stories this Week

  1. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  2. For his people Tuesday (21 Jun)
  3. 3 Flying Fijians and Tuwai march in Tuesday (21 Jun)
  4. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)
  5. 'Big task' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  6. 12 families homeless Wednesday (22 Jun)
  7. 'Nothing unusual' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  8. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  9. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  10. 2016-2017 Budget: The major drivers of economic growth Thursday (23 Jun)