Posted on 12 January 2023
Expatriates, including New Zealanders, recruited by the former government and granted Fiji citizenship are now under review, Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka has announced.
He said the FijiFirst administration of Frank Bainimarama had “brought in a number of expatriates, which naturally raised concerns”.
“We will re-establish the cherished principle of localisation introduced when Fiji became independent in 1970” Mr Rabuka said. “This means that Fiji citizens will be appointed to Government positions whenever possible and on the basis they have the right qualifications.”