31 January, 2023, 2:42 am Central - 23°C Rain

We will find money for USP if an independent investigation is conducted - AG

We will find money for USP if an independent investigation is conducted - AG

By Shanil Singh
Wednesday 27/07/2022
[Photo: Parliament of the Republic of Fiji]

We will find the money to provide funding to the University of the South Pacific if they go ahead with the independent investigation in respect of the matters identified by the Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee.

This has been stressed by the Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum who says they will be happy to provide the funding after the results of the investigation is out.

SODELPA Leader Viliame Gavoka then said we are telling the whole world that USP is not important to us.

Gavoka says the perception we are creating is very dangerous and it is mind boggling that we can just turn our backs on an institution like USP.

He questions how we can be so careless.

Speaker of Parliament, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau told Gavoka that he should only discuss what is in the budget and if USP is not there, then it should not be discussed.



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