Fijian provincial treasurers reminded of leadership traits

Permanent secretary for the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs, Naipote Katonitabua with provincial treasurers at the workshop yesterday. Picture: SUPPLIED

PROVINCIAL treasurers have been reminded to have leadership traits.

Permanent secretary for the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs Naipote Katonitabua emphasised this while officiating at the workshop for 14 provincial treasurers that in Suva yesterday.

“I am emphasising your role as the watchdog because majority of the funding comes directly from members of the respective provinces through the soli-ni-yasana (provincial levy) and also through the government subventions funds of the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs,” Mr Katonitabua said.

“Another role that I would like to stress is to account all money received and money spent and whenever possible where it is invested.”

Mr Katonitabua stressed basic values and principles of administration as important drivers to their culture of service.

He also reminded the officers of their trend of bad practices within the service that had resulted in the termination of officers in the past, and some of which had had their cases referred to the Police.

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