300 apply for interim government jobs: Army
Monday, December 11, 2006
Update: 6.45PM Fiji's military regime has revealed it received more than 300 applications from members of the public interested in ministerial positions in its interim administration.
This was revealed by head of the military government, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.
The military regime sought applications in an advertisement in newspapers last week.
The advertisement sought applications from qualified members of the public who must be "of outstanding character with no criminal record".
Commodore Bainimarama said bankrupts would not be entertained and those who applied had to indicate the area in which they wish to serve and must have worked in an area of expertise for ten years or have a high level of tertiary qualification.
The deadline for applications is 4pm tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the military regime has described the refusal of the Great Council of Chiefs to meet as an obstacle in its plans.
But head of the military government, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, says its an obstacle that can be overcome.
Commodore Bainimarama told a press conference that the military would press on regardless.
His comments come as the GCC revealed earlier today that it would meet next week but declined to reveal its agenda.
The GCC is the only body under the Constitution that is allowed to choose Fijis President and Vice President.
Commodore Bainimarama said an should be in place soon to "carry forward the task of running the county in the direction that will bring about peace harmony and prosperity".