Council first municipality to join anti-bribery campaign

A busy looking Naviti street in Lautoka. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

The Lautoka City Council (LCC) is the first municipal council and public service agency in the Western Division to join the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption’s (FICAC) anti-bribery campaign.

The council officials were officially inducted into the campaign this week after an anti-bribery training exercise by the commission.

LCC health services manager Rouhit Singh said they were proud to uphold their roles with integrity and honesty.

“Some of us as members of the Lautoka City Council have gone through FICAC’s door but I want to say they had successfully passed through their chopping block and the reason is we are upholding our roles with honesty and integrity,” he said.

“I’ve gone to FICAC and our senior managers have gone through FICAC at times but we escaped because we were honest with our dealings and we are sincere with our dealings.”

He said this campaign had strengthened their work in providing service to the people of Lautoka.

“We have been selected to be part of the national anti-bribery campaign and FICAC has recognised the Lautoka City Council to be fit and proper for this campaign.”

Lautoka City Council chief executive officer Mohammed Anees Khan added that past good performances were not a guarantee.

“We will not be complacent and become lethargic in our efforts to ensure that we continue to carry out our work diligently and honestly,” he said.

The anti-bribery campaign was launched last year by former president Jioji Konrote.

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