Tuesday, June 12, 2007

"An exercise in futility," Ro Teimumu

Tuesday June 12, 2007

An attempt by Fiji’s Interim Government to improvise in all areas is simply an exercise in futility, says Rewa high chief and ousted Education minister Ro Teimumu Kepa.

This is because when an elected government comes into place, all decrees and laws made by the interim Government will be scrutinised.

"Their ego is such that they think they are doing what is best for the country," Ro Teimumu said.

She said the removal of high profile people holding key positions in government and statutory organisations is a huge loss to the country.

"We’ve had members of the GCC suspended, MPs and Senators expelled, CEOs thrown out, the Chief Justice, acting Police Commissioner and these are people who are there by the mandate of the people and through merit.

"It will take a long time to replace this cadre of people since they have been dismissed arbitrarily," says Ro Teimumu, who was part of the ousted SDL government.

The former teacher expressed concern over the removal of former vice-president Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi saying he was a member of the GCC.

"More importantly he was responsible in providing the proper legal advice to the President," she said.

"The removal of all these people leaves a vacuum and surely our Pacific Island neighbours will benefit from our people.

"It will be hard to lure them back to Fiji because of what has happened."

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