11 Jun 2013

Fiji local officials sacked

3:59 pm on 11 June 2013

The Fiji government has sacked two local administrators amid an investigation by Fiji's anti-corruption agency, FICAC.

Fiji media report the special administrator for Nadi and Sigatoka, Aisea Tuidraki, has lost his job, as has the Chief Executive of the Nadi Town Council, Nemia Tagi.

The terminations were announced by the Attorney-General and Anti-Corruption Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

In a statement, he revealed both men had declined to cooperate fully with FICAC.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum says charges have yet to be laid but he pointed to allegations of favouritism and not keeping proper records.