News 31 May 2018
Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says delivering better services and better development begins with having the right people in the right jobs.
Bainimarama says this shift needs to occur at the societal level.
He says the government is building a Fiji that recognises and rewards talent and achievement.
A Fiji where jobs go to those with the right qualifications, not to those with the right ethnic background, the right provincial ties, the right family name or the right connections.
He says the Fijian Civil Service reform currently underway aims to improve the quality of services delivered to Fijians.
He says when work is complete, recruitment and advancement in the civil service will be based solely on merit.
The Prime Minister says the government has also introduced contracts for civil servants, funded pay rises to retain, attract and reward talent and reduced the retirement age to 55 in 2008.
He says this is done to give the young population more opportunities to find jobs in the civil service.
Source: Fiji Broadcasting