The latest to join the corruption queue is the Suva Special administrator, Chandu Umaria, who has in recent days advertised and appointed new directors of Finance/HRM.
All the new appointments to the Suva City Council are without proper qualifications and are his buddies, who frequently drink with him at Merchants club in Suva.
Umaria is also charging a commission of 10% on the base amount on all renewed contracts of the sub-contracts for the Council. A recent example is the contract of Highway Stabilizers for tar sealing Suva city boundary, which was cancelled and given to his buddies company (a small time provider of gravel) at a cost of more than 45% than that of Highway Stabilizers.
We can also confirm that Umaria is running a professional “casting couch” racket with his drinking buddies from the Merchant Club by employing young beautiful girls at the Suva City Council. Every week you will see new girls working at reception and other departments.
As wise men have said, “in a kingdom of evil, corruption will prevail”.