7 Nov 2014

Anti-corruption probe in Fiji Health Ministry

8:10 am on 7 November 2014

Fiji's Independent Commission against Corruption, or FICAC, says it is carrying out investigations into the Ministry of Health.

It has released a statement in response to questions over a document that has been posted on the blog site Fijileaks, which appears to have come from the anti-corruption agency.

The published excerpts relate to a contract that was awarded in 2011 and centre on the former Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma.

The Commission says Dr Sharma manipulated a tender process and recommends he be charged among other things with conspiracy, and abuse of office.

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Photo: RNZI Sally Round

The Commission has declined to confirm whether the documents published on Fijileaks are authentic.

It says it is conducting a general investigation into the Ministry of Health and cannot comment further at this time.