Will Mosese Bulitavu’s attack of Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, change a thing relevant to his criticism of three ministerial portfolio’s he holds? This is not about power as alluded to by MP Bulitavu. Our Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama sees it as critical ministerial Government departments that requires very urgent attention
for a mechanical overhaul, re-engineering and wheels re-alignment, but the best most qualified candidate is Mr Sayed-Khaiyum and why not? That is the prerogative and the call of the FijiFirst party Government leader in allocating his cabinet ministers accordingly and it is not the business of the opposition SODELPA MP to dictate to Government, when we need his opinion we will then ask or otherwise get your house in order first and leave the running of Government to the ruling party as mandated to. This is done to ensure Government sets its priorities in order and meets its obligations to its many election promises from its party manifesto and policies to ensure Government services is progressive, indiscriminately achieved and delivered accordingly irrespective where those long forgotten ordinary Fijians live, we will reach them and remember; “No Fijian Will Be Left Behind” on our way forward and that is also well in line with the provisions of our 2013 Constitution. 1. As a Minister for Justice and AttorneyGeneral in itself it automatically inherits the functions of the offices of the Judiciary, ODPP, Prosecutions, Solicitor-General and Parliament. 2. In wearing his hat as Minister for Economy, it is critically important that he is tasked to streamline our civil service and Governments various Public Enterprises in order they maximise on their service delivery of
Government products to the Fijian people. Also importantly to maximise on their respective earning capacity to achieve good bottom line figures in return.
Great to note the very large historical profit margins gained in the turnaround of these various Government business entity that has been long neglected. 3. The Ministry of Communications has long been politicised over the years and have failed to deliver, its function’s needs to be relooked at holistically to benefit the Fijian people.
I realistically do not want to compare the Biodata of the Attorney-General and his critic to justify the appointments. Mr Sayed-Khaiyum is only the executive authority and political appointee of the three Ministerial portfolios he commands. All in all those Government departments have very highly paid experienced qualified Permanent Secretaries [PS] Deputy Permanent Secretaries and Ministry Directors who daily oversee, regulate, administers and manage their policies to ensure its departments’ smooth running. Bulitavu’s unwarranted call is unnecessary and is below the belt in that it disrespectfully undermines the integrity and questions the professionalism of those hardworking and dedicated public servants in Government.