Ministry of iTaukei Affairs grants Immigration Ministry limited access to VKB database

Ministry of iTaukei Affairs grants Immigration Ministry limited access to VKB database

By Iliana Biutu
Friday 13/10/2023

The Department of Immigration now has limited access to the Vola Ni Kawabula database to allow them to verify and allow entry of those people listed on the VKB but not a Fijian citizen.

This after the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs and the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration signed a Memorandum of Understanding this afternoon.

Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs and Immigration, Mason Smith says under the terms and conditions, the two Ministries will collaborate in approving viewing access to the Department of Immigration into the VKB system.

Ministry of iTaukei Affairs Permanent Secretary, Pita Tagicakirewa says today marks a significant milestone in our nation's journey towards inclusivity, unity and shared sense of belonging.

Tagicakirewa says the amendment to the Immigration Act is not just a policy change, it is a reflection of our evolving understanding of what it means to be a Fijian.

Time to speak out about human trafficking in Fiji - Draunibaka
Final preparations are underway for Butakoci Production which is a theatrical musical that addresses the critical issue of human trafficking in Fiji, ...
3 hours ago
Fallen tree on Waimanu Road causes traffic
A fallen tree on Waimanu Raod is causing traffic. A photo of the tree was sent to fijivillage News at around 5.30 this afternoon. The Fiji ...
40 minutes ago

Driver admitted after accident in Nabou
A man is currently admitted in hospital after the car that he was driving went off the road in Nabou, Nadi. The condition of the driver is not ...
2 hours ago

Fiji Labour Party mourns loss of Professor Baba
The Fiji Labour Party is today mourning the loss of Professor Tupeni Baba. Professor Baba served as the founding member of the Fiji Labour Party ...
2 hours ago

FCCC welcomes Govt’s decision to corporatise WAF, tariffs will be set to cover the full cost of providing water services
The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission welcomes the Government's decision to corporatise the Water Authority of Fiji, which aims to enhance ...
2 hours ago

Fiji downgraded to Tier 2 Watch List by US State Department
The US State Department’s 2024 Trafficking in Persons Report for Fiji has stated that Fiji has been downgraded to Tier 2 Watch List as the ...
3 hours ago

fijivillage Straight Talk with Vijay Narayan
Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
2024-2025 National Budget address by the Minister for Finance
2024-2025 National Budget address by the Minister for Finance Prof. Biman Prasad. 2024-2025 Budget ...
8 days ago

Crisis within FijiFirst that led to its deregistration
The FijiFirst Party has been de-registered by the Registrar of Political Parties, Ana Mataiciwa. This is the end of the party that led government ...
12 days ago

Pre-Budget 2024-2025
Pre Budget 2024-2025 budget recommendations and an insight of what people on the ground wish to see in the National Budget
18 days ago