AG’s top priority to appoint a substantive Commissioner for FICAC
Do the job without fear or favour - AG

AG’s top priority to appoint a substantive Commissioner for FICAC

Do the job without fear or favour - AG

By Mansi Chand
Tuesday 11/06/2024
Attorney General Graham Leung with FICAC staff. [Image: Fiji Government]

Attorney General Graham Leung says his top priority is to appoint a new substantive Commissioner for the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC).

Leung highlighted this while visiting the staff of FICAC at their head office in Suva and reminded them to do their job without fear or favour.

The Attorney General has reminded the staff of the importance of political neutrality, transparency and accountability within the organisation.

Leung says the public’s accountability is very high and urges the legal professionals and Heads of Departments to adhere strictly to the law and work diligently to eradicate corruption.

He also emphasized the importance of using taxpayers' money appropriately for lawful as FICAC is not a persecution agency but a body of civil servants.

He further says criticism will come, but they do not have to answer to the court of public opinion as they answer to the law.

Leung encouraged the Commission to focus on upholding the principles of the constitution and eradicating corruption.

FICAC is recognized as an independent legal institution mandated under section 115 of the 2013 Constitution of the Republic of Fiji.

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