Statement from the Registrar of Political Parties
18 September 2020
- The Registrar of Political Parties has received notification from the National Federation Party [NFP] that it has appointed an Auditor recognized by the Fiji Institute of Accountants to audit its accounts for the 2018 financial year. The Registrar had required in the letter to NFP dated 10 September 2020 that the NFP has 30 days from today to furnish the Registrar with its audited accounts under section 26 of the Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding & Disclosures) Act, 2013. In the event further time is required, the Registrar will consider the same once any request is received.
- Upon receiving the confirmation of the Independent Auditor, the Registrar has requested for a meeting between the NFP Accounts team, representatives of the Independent Auditor with the Registrar’s verification team so that the issues that the Registrar’s team has identified is conveyed to all the parties.
- The Registrar also wishes to advise that the verification of the accounts for the NFP for the years 2015, 2017 and 2019 have also been completed. Only 2016 is pending as the Registrar is yet to receive all the receipt books from NFP for the year 2016 and once the receipt books are received then the verification of the accounts will be finalized. The NFP has until the 23rd of September to furnish the Registrar with the receipt books for 2016.
- Following on from the accounts of the NFP, the Registrar will also be verifying the accounts of all the Parties and once the verification exercise for all the parties is completed, the entire set of accounts will be published in the gazette.