Fiji's new Acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Information, Sharon Smith-Johns, has given her first interview saying she welcomes the challenge that will come with the position.
She told the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation a short time ago that she expects to be kept on her toes. “Well in any new position its always a challenge and there’s a lot to learn - obviously coming from the private sector moving into government areas in particular - there is a steep learning curve. I am excited about the challenge and by the end of next week I will be in a much better position to be able to comment further.”
The former CEO of Connect Fiji was head hunted by the junta and told FBC News that the permanent secretary position will soon be advertised. “The position I am actually going into is an acting position so the position will be advertised and the proper transparencies followed. I am only in there in an acting role.”
The Former Information Permanent Secretary, Lieutenant Colonel Leweni, ihas been moved to the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources.-FBC