2022 General Election: ‘Refrain from listening to those who run down FICAC’

PM Voreqe Bainimarama Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said people who are thinking of throwing out the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) are corrupt people.

He said this while addressing the Tailevu Provincial Council meeting in Naisausau Village, Namara, yesterday.

“The Fiji I lead is the least corrupt our country has ever been,” the PM said.

“We have skyrocketed up the global rankings that assess’ how well countries fight corruption.

“We established FICAC – the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption, which has successfully prosecuted 166 cases in Fiji since 2008.

“These include some serious charges, like larceny, embezzlement, bribery, and theft.”

He urged people at the meeting to refrain from listening to those who run down FICAC.

“Anyone who tells you we need to strip away corruption-fighting institutions like FICAC, is seeking to corrupt the country and enrich themselves.

“We must keep Fiji safe from those who seek to turn our institutions and economy into their own personal piggy banks.

“The mission to make Fiji better and stronger is never-ending.

“Today (yesterday) I ask that we all commit to this mission. Our children are counting on it. The vanua demands it.”

The meeting ends tomorrow.

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