25 Mar 2008

Fiji government auditors turned away from interim prime minister's office

11:40 am on 25 March 2008

A group of Fiji government auditors were turned away from the interim prime minister's office, it has been revealed.

Fiji Live online says the auditors are understood to have been assigned to conduct normal audit of the Special Projects Unit in the interim prime minister's office.

The secretary to the interim prime minister's office Parmesh Chand confirmed this to Fijilive but brushed it aside saying it was a non-issue.

The Director Special Projects Unit Seremaia Tuiteci reportedly questioned the source of the directive to examine the files at the unit.

He said the unit was not informed about this visit by the auditors.

The Special Projects Unit looks after all overseas government grants to Fiji, including Chinese and Taiwanese government grants.