4 Sep 2008

Fiji's interim leader demands improvement in effectiveness and efficiency of civil service

3:36 pm on 4 September 2008

Fiji's interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says he deeply regrets his Government's failure to achieve more since it took power in a coup at the end of 2006.

Fiji Live reports the Commodore telling Cabinet and Permanent Secretaries at a workshop in Suva that the military regime could have done more and achieved more than it has done.

He says he's particularly concerned with the level of effectiveness of the civil service.

Commodore Bainimarama told the meeting that the agencies must help reduce costs through reforms and right sizing of the civil service.

He says he wants them to bring about a transformation in performance, service delivery and overall productivity.