Thursday, April 16, 2009
New state officers to be sworn in tomorrow
New officers of the state, appointed by the Fiji military regime, are expected to be sworn in tomorrow morning at 10am.
There's speculation over the full list but our sources in Fiji say one would have to be Ana Rokomokoti, who was named the new Chief Registrar, yesterday.
Commentators have also suggested Ratu Epeli Nailatikau (pictured) will be sworn in as vice-president, under Fiji's new legal order.
Observers note the new State Services Decree has diluted the qualifications of the Electoral Commission Chairman and Elections Supervisor. They do not need to be a lawyer, qualified to be a judge of the High Court of Fiji, as required by the Constitution.
Sources also suggest a two per cent pay cut is imminent once the new Public Service Commission chairman is sworn in. That chairman is tipped to be incumbent, Mohammed Yunussh.
Coupfourpointfive has also been told Felicity Heffernan is on her way back to New Zealand.
Ms Heffernan was appointed Elections Supervisor by Fiji's Constitutional Offices Commission, last year, for the planned 2009 general elections, which of course, have failed to happen.