2000 apply – PM: Civil servants now free

Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka inspects the recruits during the Fiji Corrections Services passout parade yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI

Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says over 2000 applications had been received for senior positions in the public service that were advertised by the Coalition Government.

He also said the recall of ambassadors and high commissioners was happening slowly.

“We’re dealing with the applications that have been received for senior positions in the public service as well as the board positions,” he said.

“Civil servants are now free, they now probably feel freer to express their interest in other positions, probably higher up in grade than the one they now hold, in which case they will be interviewed and their performance to date reviewed from their existing records and previous records.”

He said this included the permanent secretaries and diplomats.

Meanwhile, Mr Rabuka said some of the items listed out in their 100-day plan were done, while some were yet to be achieved.

“When the day comes up, that’s in early April, we will make the announcement and give you a balance sheet of what has been achieved and what has not been achieved.”

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