11 Jan 2016

Fiji's Legal Aid to 'do more outreach': AG

2:04 pm on 11 January 2016

Fiji's attorney general has told the Legal Aid Commission that it needs to do more to advertise its services and cater for all Fijians, especially those in remote areas.

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum told a staff training meeting that the onus was on them to go out and spread awareness about what the government has to offer the people.

The Fiji Sun reports him saying that many Fijians were unaware of the Legal Aid service.

Mr Sayed Khaiyum said those living in the interior of the country, such as in Nadroga, have a right to the service and Legal Aid needs to do more outreach.

He said it's possible that the Commission can double its outreach budget to inform the public further.

Fiji's Finance Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Fiji's Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum Photo: Supplied