Education Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy resigns from government

Education Minister Dr Mahendra Reddy resigns from government

By Swastika Singh
Thursday 06/07/2017
Minister for Education, Heritage, Arts and National Archives of Fiji, Dr Mahendra Reddy has resigned

Minister for Education, Heritage, Arts and National Archives of Fiji, Doctor Mahendra Reddy has resigned.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has said in a statement that he received the letter from Dr. Mahendra Reddy yesterday.

In letter to the Prime Minister, Dr Reddy has written that in order to preserve the reputation of Government, he wishes to step aside by resigning while the charges laid by FICAC against him are heard.

Dr Reddy says this is a private matter and he needs to clear his name without causing a distraction from the great work the FijiFirst Government is doing for the Fijian people.

Bainimarama says in accordance with the Constitution, he has accepted the resignation by Dr. Mahendra Reddy as the Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts.

The Prime Minister says he will announce the appointment of an Acting Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts in due course.

Bainimarama says until the charges laid by FICAC are determined by the court, Dr. Mahendra Reddy shall remain as a Member of Parliament.

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