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CCF calls for data clarity

Talebula Kate
Monday, March 05, 2018

Update: 7:26PM DATA on ethnicity was a valuable resource used to inform the development programs of Civil Society Organisations, Government and international NGOs.

Citizens' Constitutional Forum Chief Executive Officer Bulutani Mataitawakilai highlighted this in statement issued today calling for  clarity with regards to data on ethnicity from the 2017 Census  after Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum addressed the lack of data on ethnicity in parliament today.

"As reported by the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum informed parliament that data on ethnicity was not collected in the 2017 Census," Mr Mataitawakilai said.

"However Census commissioner Epeli Waqavonovono had publicly said via The Fiji Times in January 2018 that data on ethnicity was collected and the Fiji Bureau of Statistics was waiting on a directive from a higher authority to release the information," he said.

He said  the contradicting statements were concerning to organisations like the CCF, who had legitimate use for data on ethnicity and had communicated their desire to access this data to the Fiji Bureau of Statistics.

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