The illegal Fiji regime had all the reasons to trash the Yash Ghai draft constitution because it had NOT put in any money towards its work.
Financial accounts of the now disbanded Constitutional Commission, obtained by Coup Four Point Five, reveals the illegal Fiji government only made available the parliamentarily complex to the Commission to house its offices.
All money and funding for the work of the Commission came from overseas governments.
The Commission’s accounts were audited by PricewaterhouseCoppers (PWC).
It reveals the Commission received just over 1.6 million dollars in donations to carry out its work.
The funders were:
Australian Aid - $601772
American Bar Association - $59648
New Zealand Aid - $582510
British High Commission - $108330
European Union - $248054
The whole audited accounts does not reveal anywhere that Frank Bainimarama’s illegal government put in a single cent towards the Commission.
It seems the illegal government made a decision right from the beginning that they were not going to accept Yash Ghai’s recommendations, therefore they did not financially support the work of this Commission.
It definitely would have been wasted tax-payers money if the illegal government had financially supported the Commission, and in the end trash its work.
Observers say Frank Bainimarama and Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum had no hesitation in rejecting the work of the Ghai Commisssion because they knew it was totally overseas funded work and they wouldn’t lose anything.