29 Jun 2002

Fiji customs and tax office staff to be subject to personal audits

9:20 am on 29 June 2002

The Fiji Customs and Revenue Authority will begin personal audits of its staff in an effort to fight corruption.

The action follows numerous allegations of corruption against customs and tax office staff over the years.

Fiji TV says the audits will determine if staff are spending more than they earn and where that money is coming from.

The audit will cover all staff with concentration on senior management and those who deal directly with clients.

The Fiji Public Service Association says it has no problems with audits of its members but says the process should start at the top with the prime minister, cabinet ministers and board members.