The Ministry of iTaukei Affairs has today clarified that there is “No Policy on Village Coding”.
It’s vision focus is on a “Prosperous Vanua for a Better Fiji” and will continue to promote and uphold good governance principles, at the Vanua, Tikina and Provincial Council levels.
“With the effective and efficient participation of the iTaukei in the Nation’s Peace, Progress and Prosperity sentiments, the Ministry of iTaukei Affairs and iTaukei Affairs Board would like to reiterate that it does not have any policy7 with regards to village color coding. The issue has been raised by the Deputy CEO in his opening remarks during the recent Serua Provincial Council meeting. The Ministry of iTaukei Affairs Board would like to maintain that no such policy exists.”
He adds the color coding issues was a management tool, to verify the work carried out for the Provincial Administrators or “Roko Tui’s”.
“I can confirm that there was a discussion among the Senor Executives to come up with some internal management and monitoring tool for Senior Executives to gauge the Provincial Office in fact the Roko Tui’s performance in their respective provincial council offices. However there was none introduced or developed whatsoever on village colour policy for development purposes management tool for Senior Executives to verify and monitor the performance of the all the Roko Tui’s in delivering deliverables within the areas of operation. The Ministry of iTaukei Affairs alongside the iTaukei Affairs Board has introduced the 5 pillars of operations to the Provincial Council’s Meetings.”