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Investigation into the spending of the PSB fee from govt to FBC which totals $93.782 million since 2008 - Amrit
Buying a vehicle that costs close to $200,000 for the FBC CEO is extravagance at its greatest – FBC Chair

Investigation into the spending of the PSB fee from govt to FBC which totals $93.782 million since 2008 - Amrit

Buying a vehicle that costs close to $200,000 for the FBC CEO is extravagance at its greatest – FBC Chair

By Vijay Narayan
Monday 30/01/2023
FBC Chair, Ajay Bhai Amrit

The Fijian Broadcasting Corporation says an investigation has been called to look into the spending of the Public Service Broadcasting fee or grant from government to FBC, which since Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum took over in 2008 is now totalling a staggering $93.782 million in taxpayers money.

FBC Chair, Ajay Bhai Amrit says accountability and transparency has been brought up in Parliament many times over the past few years and it saddens him to have to confirm reports are true regarding the purchase of a vehicle for the CEO that has cost the company nearly $200,000.

Amrit says the board considers it highly inappropriate and this certainly isn’t the direction the new government and the new FBC board want to go in.

He says this is extravagance at its greatest.

The FBC Chair says they have also been made aware that the CEO of FBC, Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum earns considerably more than Government Ministers and even the Prime Minister, which was a shock to them and he is sure would be a shock to most of the citizens of this country.

Sayed-Khaiyum’s contract has been terminated.

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