14 Jan 2014

Fiji gets more donor funding for September poll

2:55 pm on 14 January 2014

The Fiji minister responsible for elections, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, says the government keeps receiving assistance from donor countries to prepare for the elections.

Voters will go to the polls by September in the first election since May 2006.

The minister has told FBC News that different countries have offered various types of assistance, citing India which had previously offered things like indelible ink.

He says other countries have verbally said they will, for example, provide polling booth kits.

Funding pledges are led by Papua New Guinea, which has committed 10 million US dollars towards the election.

The Fiji regime has allotted eight million US dollars in the budget for this year's election.