20 Oct 2005

Fiji PSC says anti-corruption laws need enforcement

2:27 pm on 20 October 2005

The chairman of Fiji's Public Service Commission, Stuart Huggett, says Fiji can do much better in terms of fighting corruption.

Out of 158 countries listed by Transparency International's global index of corruption, Fiji ranked 55th alongside Colombia and Bulgaria.

Mr Huggett says corruption can be found in areas where licenses are issued, money is handled and favours can be granted.

"There is a real problem with enforcibility here. You may have a lot of laws and rules in Fiji, but enforcing them and making them enforcible is a completely different matter."

Stuart Huggett, the chairman of Fiji's Public Service Commmission.