11 Mar 2010

Advisory Council in Fiji hopes to stem migration of educated people

10:45 am on 11 March 2010

The National People's Charter Advisory Council in Fiji says it will try to prevent the migration of educated people because their skills are needed to move the country forward.

Fiji Live reports that when the 16-member Council reconvened yesterday, its chairman Josefa Serulagilagi said it was common for Indo-Fijians to leave.

He says there is a low representation of Indo-Fijians in senior civil service positions and heads of mission overseas.

Mr Serulagilagi says despite their best efforts to change the situation, most Indo-Fijian civil servants chose to leave once they have their qualifications.

He says he hopes the People's Charter will be the instrument to make people stay and make the pastures greener in Fiji.