A delegation from the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission [‘CLRC’] from Papua New Guinea [‘PNG’] visited the Fijian Elections Office [‘FEO’] for a consultation on Fiji’s democratic processes.
In receiving the delegation, the Acting Supervisor of Elections, Ms. Ana Mataiciwa said the FEO was grateful for the opportunity and was ready to support the CLRC in any way it could.
“We thank the CLRC for choosing to hold consultations with us, we understand the importance of the mandate that is before you and we will support you in whatever way we can,” said Ms. Mataiciwa.
The CLRC is currently undertaking a review of the Constitutional and Legal Frameworks in PNG under the directive of the Governor-General H.E Grand Chief Sir Bob Dadae on the advice of the Prime Minister of PNG. As part of their international consultation phase, conducting consultations with organisations in Fiji and Australia was one of them.
The delegation was led by CLRC Commissioner Ms. Martha Kokiva and was accompanied by the following officials:
- Acting High Commissioner to Fiji – Mr. Bill Olmi
- CLRC Director, Policy and Planning – Ms. Michelle Taumpson
- CLRC Director, Research – Mr. Xavier Winnia
- CLRC Legal Officers – Mr. Collin Yak and
- Mr. Gideon Sohenaloe
- Acting Supervisor of Elections – Ms. Ana Mataiciwa
- Acting Manager Legal – Mr. Mesake Dawai
- International Relations Assistant – Mr. Eric Drodrolagi
(Standing from Left to Right) Eric Drodrolagi, Xavier Winnia, Michelle Taumpson, Mesake Dawai, Collin Yak, Gideon Sohenaloe.
(Sitting from Left to Right) Acting High Commissioner to Fiji Mr. Bill Olmi, Acting Supervisor of Elections Ms. Ana Mataiciwa, CLRC Commissioner Ms. Martha Kokiva.