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PM Rabuka says COC to meet at month’s end

Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka says the members of the Constitutional Offices Commission will meet at the end of this month, April 29.

The Prime Minister who is an ex-officio member said this is in response to media queries regarding the Constitutional Offices Commission.

In a statement, Rabuka said as Chairperson of the Constitutional Offices Commission, I confirm that the Commission will meet on the week of 29th April 2024.

“I requested a meeting as soon as possible, however, due to the upcoming Parliament Sitting and the parliamentary workshops on the following week, we will only be able to meet on the week of 29th April 2024.”

The Prime Minister said this is to ensure that the Leader of the Opposition, his nominee, and all members of the Commission can attend the meeting.

Rabuka said this is in accordance with due process and the rules of natural justice, all complaints against Constitutional Officers will be dealt with by the Commission, and the officers in question will be given the opportunity to respond before the Commission makes any further decision in accordance with the Constitution.

Also, Rabuka said concerning the review of salaries of constitutional officers, the Commission has appointed a committee to review salaries.

He said once the Commission meets this month, decisions made will be announced.

Ilaitia Ravuwai
Ilaitia Ravuwai
Journalist | news@fijilive.com

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