FRED FAKARI’I IS NEW PERMANENT SECRETARY OF FINANCE & TREASURY

Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Fred Fakari'i is the new PS for Finance. Photo credit: GCU.

Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Fred Fakari’i is the new PS for Finance. Photo credit: GCU.

The Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs, Fred Fakarii has officially been announced as the new Permanent Secretary for Finance and Treasury.

Mr Fakarii’s position as Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Finance and Treasury was released today, via a circular from the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Mr Fakarii, will also be the Supervising Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs.

The circular, signed by the Secretary to Cabinet, also announced the Permanent Secretary for Finance and Treasury Shadrach Fanega has been reshuffled to the Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination.

The circular also stated the transfer and posting of Permanent Secretaries are within the prerogatives of the Prime Minister.

The reshuffle comes amidst reports he was sacked in relation to a delay in allowing a multi-million dollar payout to Members of Parliament.

Media reports last week had put the amount of the terminal grants at $20 million, and $50 million.

Meanwhile, the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet today put out vacancy notices for eight Permanent Secretary posts in local newspapers – including vacancy notices for the position of Secretary to Cabinet, and Secretary to Prime Minister.

Ministries with vacant Permanent Secretary posts include Finance and Treasury; Rural Development; Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs; Home Affairs; Fisheries and Marine Resources; and Forestry and Research.

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