Helping Fiji

Stuff reports:

The Government will provide $2 million to help prepare for its 2014 general elections.

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully, who met with his Fijian counterpart Ratu Inoke Kubuabola in Suva over the weekend, said the funds would be to help with voter registration, constitutional process and voter education.
 
The Government has yet to decide how it would be allocated, though McCully said $500,000 would go to the Constitutional Commission for work on consultation. …

McCully said he’ll be watching the situation closely, but he was happy with the process so far.
 
”We’ve been given an assurance by the attorney general … that there would be freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of the media to report on the work of the commission,” he said.

With the elections just two years away, this is a good time to be helping. The Commodore has succeeded in having the elections done on his timetable, which means there are no excuses for any further delays.

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