I have no doubt the new police commissioner, the South African Major General (Ret) Ben Groenewald, is the “best man for [the job]” (Fiji Sun 2/5).
With his outstanding accomplishments in South Africa he should have no problem in handling the demands of the job in Fiji.
What I can’t understand is how come the Fiji police needs an expatriate commissioner and the army does not need an expatriate commander?
I would have thought it is the Fiji military that is in need of further leadership guidance in light of the failure of the local leadership to keep it on a proper professional footing.
The Fiji military’s role in the coups in the country shows it lacks the professional discipline one associates with the military in a democratic state.
I would contend it is the Fiji military rather than the Fiji police that is in need of an expatriate leader.