Ro Filipe’s motion to have an independent audit and set up a duplicate count centre defeated in parliament
AG says Ro Filipe is a joke

Ro Filipe’s motion to have an independent audit and set up a duplicate count centre defeated in parliament

AG says Ro Filipe is a joke

By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 27/07/2022
[Photo: Parliament of the Republic of Fiji Facebook]

A motion by SODELPA MP, Ro Filipe Tuisawau to allocate an additional $1 million to the Fijian Elections Office to have an independent audit and set up a duplicate count centre has been defeated in parliament.

While speaking in the budget committee of supply, Ro Filipe says $500,000 should be allocated for an independent audit of the Fijian Elections software systems including the algorithms set up to check whether the rules incorporated in the computer systems are accurate, credible and transparent.

He says the other $500,000 should be for a duplicate count centre to be managed and staffed jointly by opposition parties.

Sayed-Khaiyum asked Ro Filipe to read the reports saying the elections have been credible.

National Federation Party Leader, Professor Biman Prasad supported Ro Filipe’s motion. He says we should have an independent inquiry on whether these independent bodies are independent.

The motion was defeated.

The Fijian Elections Office has been allocated $16.937 million in the next budget.


2022-2023 Budget Debate Coverage




Latest Videos

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
IN DEPTH
Womens Rugby World Cup 2022
Quarter-final qualification is now the goal for the Rooster Chicken Fijiana 15’s following their 21-17 victory against South Africa.
103 days ago

Queen Elizabeth II passes away
Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.
133 days ago

Fiji wins Melrose Cup after 17 years
Fiji wins the RWC 7s title after 17 year drought
134 days ago
FEATURE NEWS
President suspends Chief Justice Kamal Kumar after complaints of misbehaviour
Chief Justice Kamal Kumar has been suspended. President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere suspended Chief Justice Kumar with full pay on the advice of the Pr...
4 hours ago
LATEST NEWS
Year 12 provisional results to be released tomorrow
The Year 12 National Examination Provisional Results will be released tomorrow. Acting Permanent Secretary, Timoci Bure says 13,281 students sat ...
7 hours ago

203,942 students assisted with a total payout of $40.8 million under the $200 back to school support
The Ministry of Finance has so far assisted 203,942 students with a total payout of $40.8 million under the $200 back to school support. The ...
8 hours ago

Doctor Jokhan resigns from PS Education position
Permanent Secretary for Education, Doctor Anjeela Jokhan has resigned from the position effective from today. Public Service Commission ...
8 hours ago

Fiji Cancer Society to provide free medical check ups in Taveuni this Saturday
People in Taveuni will be able to get free medical check ups this Saturday as the Fiji Cancer Society will be provide cancer education and screening ...
9 hours ago

We will continue to fight to have a Leprosy Free Fiji – Dr Lalabalavu
Although we continue to detect 4 to 7 new cases annually I have confidence in our staff at the Leprosy and Dermatology Department that they will lead ...
9 hours ago

TOP