Australia to assist with technical expertise
Taken from/By: FBC News Report by: Edwin Nand
Australia’s aid towards Fiji elections will consist of technical expertise.
Acting High Commissioner Glenn Miles confirms there won’t be any monetary aid.
He says during discussions with elections officials in Fiji, it’s been identified that technical assistance is a priority.
“As we move forward, there will be other gaps that will be identified. We’ll work with other donors and the Fijian government to see how we can help. What we can provide support in – is experts and technical assistance. That’s where they would like us to help and that’s where we have been offering help.”
There are currently two Australians working with the Elections Office in the field of human resources and logistics.
Miles says more technical assistance will be made available based on the needs of the Elections Office.