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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Regime to cough up $3million for rugby if board quits


The announcement by the Minister for Sports, Filipe Bole comes on the heel of the release of findings by the Commerce Commission into the Fiji Rugby Union’s controversial lottery.   
 
Mr Bole says the provision of funding is conditional upon the change of FRU administration and the formation of a new FRU board.
LEADING THE CHARGE: REDDY
“I have informed the IRB and now I'm informing the public that the Fijian Government will give $3 million to assist the Flying Fijians team to prepare for the IRB World Cup but under a new FRU administration,” the minister said.

“Accordingly, it is now up to districts, who appoint the administration team, to ensure that our Flying Fijians team gets adequate resources to prepare for the World Cup competition in which we expect and want them to do well.”

“Of course those at the centre of this debacle and mismanagement can resign themselves to quickly put in place a new administration to ensure our boys have enough time prepare,” Bole added.

The key findings of the commission covers three broad areas:

·        Breach of conditions of the Permit Application and Permit

1). Selling of tickets below authorised priced on December 30, 2010
2). Using funds collected for purposes other than that stated in the permit.
3). Not including some sold tickets in the draw.


·        Breach of the Commerce Commission Decree 2010
·        Lottery tickets/Funds accountability
1) Tickets sales and unaccounted tickets
2) Tickets sold at unauthorised price
3) Sales commission paid for ticket sales
4) Misuse of lottery sales
5) Missing funds
6) Lottery money and prize payout

Commission chairman Dr Mahendra Reddy said the commission recommended the following:

·     All sold tickets must be included in a re-draw
·     Disparity in ticket prices:

a) Exclude all tickets sold with unauthorised prices and redraw all $20 tickets; or,
b) Provide opportunity for those with $15 and $10 tickets to pay the difference between their price and the unauthorised price and be included in the draw; or,
c) Change authorised price to $10 and redraw all sold tickets as $10 tickets (with $20 tickets going in the draw as two tickets)
 
·     Unauthorised use of lottery money: those involved must be criminally prosecuted
·     Missing lottery money: All FRU financial transactions must be subjected to a fully substantive audit test of details, to be conducted by an independent auditor
·     Breach of Commerce Commission Decree 2010: Upon prosecution FRU is likely to face a fine of $25,000 for each of the breach.

Dr Reddy said given that the FRU refused to act according to the commission directive and also did not show interest in a meeting, the Commission is left with little alternative but to prosecute.

The detailed findings of the commission is available through their website  www.commcomm.gov.fj
   

11 comments:

Fiji Rugby said...

wat .. is this politics and the question needed to ask is

1. why the blackmail of 3million - we will give if the board quits ?

who is pulling the strings here ... mahen reddy time is up .. he will soon loose his other eye!

Anonymous said...

Ha,ha,ha...failed wannabe RBF governor's comment is a case of the "pot calling the kettle black".

How can any of these idiotic coup supporters point the finger at anyone esle when they have broken the law by committing treason, stealing peoples jobs,lining their own pockets, recieving favours throu corruption and the bloody list goes on???

Get off the dope Reddy and just prepare for the gallows soon.

Anon. E. Mous. said...

Repeat.

Why hasn't same action been taken against FSC board? Some doubts about FRU - none about FSC?

Anonymous said...

Kick out Gavoka.

Anonymous said...

God help the regime if the IRB does not allow Fiji to participate in the 2011 World Cup.

If the regime sacks the board than out the window will go our participation.

Voreqe & Khaiyum will not be safe in any tavioka patch.

Anonymous said...

RATU SAID.
I AGREE WITH GOVT TO ASK THIS FRU BOARD AND CEO TO QUIT.
THESE GUYS ARE THERE WITH HIDDEN AGENDA .BILL/KENI WANTS TO BE FUTURE PM OF FIJI.
THESE GUYS BROUGHT CONMAN BALLU KHAN.
WHO EVERYONE KNOWS PROMISE MILLIONS TO FRU AND NEVER GAVE A CENT.
RAFEKE/KENI KICKED OUR BELOVED SON SERVEI OUT OF FIJI 7S TEAM.
WE DONT NEED THIS IDIOTS.
GOVT GAVE THEM MONEY LIKE 500K EVERY YEAR IN 2006/MILLION IN RWC.
WHY DID THEY TAKE THE SPONSORSHIP FROM FIJIWATER/VODAFONE.
ANS KENI COMPANY DOING ADVERT AND OTHERS FOR DIGECEL.
GOVT SHOULD CHARGE THEM AND PUT THEM IN COURT.
DOC READDY /GOVT SHOULD CLEAN AND ASK FIJI FOOTBALL BOARD TO RESIGN TOO.

Anonymous said...

Shame on you FRU for using all the money and not giving any to The Cassava patch Pig, Ayarse, Reddy, Chodo, FBI and others. Follow the new decree man and pay your dues or the Taxman will get you. God bless Fiji and rid us of these greedy pigs.

Jake said...

Throw these thieving bastards in the clink and give six strokes of the rattan if this isn’t enough double the amount of strokes with a bit of salt added if all has failed throw them off Joskes thumb they will soon learn.

It’s a bit of a pity that old Bill Reeves has seen his last otherwise he would be very useful.

Jake

Anonymous said...

Let Dr Sahu Khan take over. He has put Fiji on the World Soccer stage. I'm sure he can do the same with Fiji Rugby (not).

Anonymous said...

Listen up Voreqe and Military Council. It is only fair that since you appointed a male to head up Fiji Netball, I think you should appoint a female to head up Fiji Rugby.
Secondly, to be fair according to our one-race policy, she must be Indo-Fijian.
So may I suggest Dr Shaista Shameem.
She has been a faithful servant of the Regime, so it is only fair that you honour her with this job, to head Fiji Rugby.
She is a woman of great integrity and I'm sure that she will perform her job to the best of her ability.
The Regime deserves a woman of this great calibre to run this great institution.
Vinaka.

Anonymous said...

Im sure anyone will do a better job than Kenny Bill & co