Statement by Acting Director Strategic Development and Communications

Mr Edwin Nand

Know Your Election Awareness Deployment for Corporate Organisations

FEO HQ – 22 March, 2018

Ni sa Bula Vinaka and a very warm welcome to the Fijian Elections Office Ladies and Gentlemen.

This morning I am pleased to announce the expansion of the Know Your Elections Awareness program to business houses.

The Know Your Elections awareness program that was initially started on the 15th of March, has been successfully running in the rural areas so far.

In light of the fact that there is a huge group of population of the country that work in the business community as well as organizational set ups, the Fijian Elections Office would now wish to expand its awareness drive into directly creating awareness into these organisations.

We are therefore urging the heads of various organisations, business communities as well as any pockets where there is a population of voters to contact the Fijian Elections Office so that we can organize to have an awareness created at your organization.

We urge all such employers to consider the corporate social responsibility and particularly in terms of capacity building of employees when it comes to matters of national interest and we urge you to make an appointment with our team to allow our teams to come and provide voter services and at the same time create awareness amongst your staff about the upcoming general election.

The Know Your Election program and the voter awareness drive is an apolitical exercise and the Fijian Elections Office invites all employers to contact us without delay.

You may contact us on the following details:

For the Central Division – Akuila Vakaloloma on 8022305 or akuila.vakaloloma@feo.org.fj or Anish Narayan on 8917230 or anish.narayan@feo.org.fj;

For the Western Division – Kinisalote Drasuna on 8914414 or kinisalote.drasuna@feo.org.fj;

For the Northern Division – Taniela Lebaivalu on 8914558 or taniela.lebaivalu@feo.org.fj;

For the Eastern Division – Maretino Atonio on 8914516 or maretino.atonio@feo.org.fj.

Thank you very much for your time ladies and gentlemen.

Vinaka Vakalevu.