Verification of Political Party Disclosures

Update on Verification of Political Party Disclosures

23 October 2020

The following is an update on the verification of the List of Donations for Political Parties against receipt books and bank statements of the Political Party. Below is an update on the verification exercise so far:

1. National Federation Party
The Party has re-submitted the Donor lists as directed by the Registrar of Political Parties and also responded to the queries raised by the Registrar from the initial verification exercise.

2. FijiFirst
The Registrar completed the initial verification exercise on Monday, 19 October 2020 and referred a few matters to the Party for clarification which was due on 26 October 2020. The Party has this afternoon responded to the Registrar and provided clarifications on all the matters raised. The Party Auditor has also issued a letter confirming the contents of the Response by the Party.

The Response by the Party will be considered in light of the matters initially identified and the Lists next week.

3. Fiji Labour Party
The initial verification of the Donor Lists for the Fiji Labour Party has been completed and the Registrar has referred some matters in the Donor Lists from 2015, 2016 and 2017 to the Party for clarification. Once received, the Response by the Party will be considered in light of the matters initially identified and the Lists.

4. Social Democratic Liberal Party
The Registrar has commenced verification of the Donor Lists for the Party this morning.

-Ends

Neelam Prasad

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