8 Dec 2006

Fiji govt heads to carry on their roles

9:13 am on 8 December 2006

Fiji government ministerial chief executives have agreed to carry on in their roles and will meet the military commander and his new prime minister on Monday for discussions.

The chief executive of the public service commission, Anare Jale, has told Fiji TV they have not made a stand on the legality of the situation but considered the reality on the ground.

Mr Jale says there has to be some sort of compromise because their role is to serve the people and they don't want that to be curtailed.

On concerns about their safety, he says they have an interim arrangement with the military for the army not to touch any CEOs.

Mr Jale says they will discuss the sackings of some chief executives when they meet the military commander and his new prime minister, Dr Jona Senilagakali, next week.

Meanwhile deposed prime minister's chief executive, Jioji Kotobalavu, says he is going on leave because the new prime minister has the right to have a chief executive he has full confidence in.