My salary is higher than the Prime Minister’s salary based on the technical nature of the work.
Those are the words of the CEO of the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission, Joel Abraham when questioned on fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan on whether he believes that based on the current situation faced by the country, his salaries and allowances and those of other CEOs funded by taxpayers through government institutions should be reviewed and reduced.
On fijivillage Straight Talk With Vijay Narayan, we have questioned the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance on the need to look at the exorbitant salaries and allowances being paid as tax dollars are being used to pay for this.
Reductions have already been announced for the Prime Minister, Ministers and MPs.
Exorbitant salaries of CEOs funded by taxpayers have also been highlighted where this was not determined by a Higher Salaries Commission, that was disbanded by the Bainimarama led government.
The salaries of some of these CEOs are even higher than the Prime Minister’s salary.
Abraham says he is open to the market review.
We are currently in the process of looking through the FCCC financials. The Prime Minister’s salary is $328,000.
You can watch the full Straight Talk interview on our website, fijivillage.
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