4 Feb 2020

Fiji's anti-corruption body rejects Rabuka's complaint against govt

2:56 pm on 4 February 2020

A corruption complaint laid by Fiji's Opposition leader against a government tender has been found to have no merit.

Fiji's SODELPA leader, Sitiveni Rabuka.

Fiji's SODELPA leader, Sitiveni Rabuka. Photo: RNZ / Koroi Hawkins

The Independent Commission Against Corruption said it found no wrongdoing on the government's part.

Last month, Sodelpa leader Sitiveni Rabuka complained that the procurement for a restructure of the state-owned dairy company, Rewa Dairy, was done arbitrarily.

Mr Rabuka said the government had failed to comply with financial procurement procedures when it appointed consultants for a company restructure.

He said the contract was awarded to the company Aliz Pacific without a tender process.

But in its decision released today, the FICAC said the process was carried out independently of the government, and Mr Rabuka's allegation of Cabinet involvement had no merit.