7 Aug 2012

Calls for Fiji business groups to put forward names for boards

11:05 am on 7 August 2012

Members of the business community in Fiji are being urged by the interim government to put their names forward for board appointments in statutory bodies and state-owned-enterprises.

The attorney-general and minister for public enterprises, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum made the call during the Fiji Business Forum at the weekend.

According to the Fiji Sun newspaper the call follows Australia and New Zealand's relaxed approach towards travel sanctions, which will allow government ministers and high level public servants to visit the two countries.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum stressed the government's appetite to appoint the right people for those specific institutions.

There has been reluctance from credible people to sit on those boards in the past because of the travel bans but now they have been removed for the private sector, he is urging business people to put their names forward.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum says he does not want appointments to be made just for the sake of making appointments but he wants the right people appointed.