Qiliho lays down law

THERE is no place for extramarital affairs in the Fiji Police Force, says Commissioner Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho.

Responding to questions on the re-engagement of officers who were sacked from previous administrations because of such incidents, Brig-Gen Qiliho said that every organisation had policies and the policy against extramarital affairs would remain.

He said he would continue to enforce the policy within the institution.

“Like other departments in the civil service, the Fiji Police Force had enforced this policy because things had gotten way out of hand back then,” Brig-Gen Qiliho said.

“The policy was enforced for good reasons to save the image of organisation and institution.

“I will not entertain such immoral activities in the force.”

Brig-Gen Qiliho said even though extramarital affairs were not criminal in nature, it affected the productivity of personnel and affected the whole working environment.

Even though it is not criminal in nature it is good to enforce this policy to maintain the good order of the institution,” he said.

“Polygamy is a crime in Fiji and it is not allowed to be practised in our society.

“On the other hand, an extramarital affair affects the morale of officers because someone is going out with another’s partner and this will spoil the conducive work environment of the institution.”

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