The Minister for Finance says changes are expected in the Permanent Secretarial levels and in some head of Government Statutory Companies, as promised by political parties during campaigns.
Professor Biman Prasad said this will be done through proper consultations and based on individual performance and outputs.
He said they are not out to be making changes for the sake of change, but with the view that these changes are required to enhance performance and in line with the Government’s mandate.
“These will address some of the issues that we had promised the people that will do when we get into Government. People should not panic and in any sense we are all trying to get the work done.”
“Our philosophy is working together, in consultations and no surprises. This is all part of the process,” Prof Prasad said.
Prof Prasad also indicated that they will also work to enhance relationships with other governments across the region and the globe.
“The Prime Minister and as Foreign Affairs Minister as well is a seasoned leader and politician, he understands that our foreign policy will be determined based on the best interest of Fiji and its people.”
“So our engagement with all our international partners will be enhanced, taking it to the next level, exploring all possible avenues of enhancing cooperation in a deeper and meaningful way,” he said.