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Vatuloka out – and so will his Report says SWM!

March 19, 2009

Yadra bloggers, SWM believes since Vatuloka has now resigned as Auditor General, his Report is doomed to die a natural death and will never see the light of day again. Imagine the absurdity in Vatuloka sending his Report to the Commander and the interim Minister of Finance, who is none other than the pig, Vore himself, then send another copy to the Office of the Speaker! Parliament was raped by the pig when he executed his coup against the legal Qarase Government in December 2006! So in effect, Vatuloka will be handing his Report to an empty office!!! As they say only ONLY IN FIJI!!! What do you reckon bloggers!

By Mary Rauto
Friday, March 20, 2009

THE country’s top watchdog on State spending has resigned. But Auditor-General Eroni Vatuloka won’t leave until his completes his last assignment – his investigation into Military Commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama’s $184,740 payout for leave accumulated from 1978.

Mr Vatuloka, who handed in his resignation on Monday, joins the Asian Development Bank as a program co-ordinator for the Pacific Regional Audit Initiative project next month.

He held the position for nine years. Prior to that he held the post of Deputy Auditor General for three years.

Deputy Auditor-General Tevita Bolanavanua, who will act in the position, said Mr Vatuloka gave a three-month resignation notice and immediately took leave owed to him.

“He provided a three-month notice and he could have worked until June but he had a lot of leave due to him,” he said.

“He has gone totally out of the system.”

Mr Bolanavanua said Mr Vatuloka was responsible for the investigation into the army commander’s pay and would see it through before moving on.

A copy of the investigation has been sent to the military for a comment.

“A copy of the report was sent to the military commander and there are people in the military who will comment on it,” he said.

“After that, a copy will be sent to the interim Finance Minister and the original will go to the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

“He will be coming to the office to clear the report and some others before he leaves.”

Early last month, he said an investigation report into the $184,740 payout to Mr Bainimarama for leave had been owed from 1978 and would be ready by the end of last month.

Mr Vatuloka said “we hope to complete the report by the end of February”.

When contacted on March 3, Mr Vatuloka said the report would be ready last week.

On Monday, Mr Vatuloka met the Public Accounts Committee at the Parliament complex at Nasese.

Inquiries made with his office on Tuesday revealed that he was on leave and would return to work on Friday.

Mr Vatuloka normally reports directly to Parliament, which then makes the report but under the interim regime, his reports have gone to the interim Finance Minister.

The interim Finance Minister at the moment is Commodore Bainimarama.

Mr Vatuloka first started investigations into the payout in July “as soon as it (the payout) was made public”.

In September, Mr Vatuloka told the military to get its books in order and prepare for an audit by his office. A Republic of Fiji Military Forces leave computation form obtained by the Fiji Times in July stated Commodore Bainimarama was back-paid for 698 days. His FNPF was boosted by $20,406.71.

The breakdown showed that the RFMF came to the payment after the commander’s basic salary of $263.77 was multiplied by 698 days.

Mr Vatulokacould not be reached for a comment yesterday.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. Celua Niumataiwalu permalink
    March 20, 2009 2:22 AM

    Just a side track Today’s Fiji Times Reports that acting PSC Chairman Dr Mohammed Yunus is a member of the SDL management board. Now even if he has resigned from that role, that still disqualifies him from holding that position just like it did Jo Serulagilagi.

    As is typical of this illegal regime, someone has been sleeping on the job again.

    Itappears that this guys can’t even organise an orgy in a brothel.

  2. Keep The Faith permalink
    March 20, 2009 2:23 AM

    Vatuloka knew the score when he announced he would take this on.

    We all know the IIG will not accept his findings. What’s more important is who gets to see it.

    Everyone is chipping away at the IIGs armour.

  3. Mark Manning permalink
    March 20, 2009 3:00 AM

    so if this guy can take accumulated leave , why didn’t Frank do the same thing ?

  4. Mark Manning permalink
    March 20, 2009 3:44 AM

    Some men see things as they are , and say why ?
    While others see things as they could be , and say , why not ?

  5. Mark Manning permalink
    March 20, 2009 3:44 AM

  6. gofijigo permalink
    March 20, 2009 4:27 AM

    Vatuloka’s resignation has nothing to do with FB’s auditor’s report. He had applied for this job 5 months back and it was just the wrong timing of his resignation

  7. Fiji Democracy Now permalink
    March 20, 2009 5:30 AM

    Apologies for going off topic, but we at FDN just wanted to draw your attention to the fact that we appear to have (finally) overcome the technical problems that were plaguing our website for the past few weeks.

    As of yesterday we resumed our regular postings of Disaster Diaries, Pick of the Postings and other features.

    But folks, that’s not all.

    Taking a leaf out of SWM’s book, we have begun redesigning our
    website to make it more comprehensive and user-friendly.

    It’s a learning curve, so don’t hold your breaths, but we’ll get

  8. Free Fiji permalink
    March 20, 2009 7:55 AM

    Vinaka FDN and we at SWM are behind you all the way. Keep up the struggle ragone!

  9. EnufDictatorship permalink
    March 20, 2009 8:15 AM

    I just HOPE that the original Vatuloka is going to hand over WON’T BE THE ONLY COPY of the report.


    Not to repeat the RABAKA CASE EVIDENCE, which CONVENIENTLY went WALKING before the second court hearing!!!


  10. March 20, 2009 10:21 PM

    Well said, EnufDictatorship.

    The odds are 100% that the military will bury the report if it is unfavourable to them and their crooked leader.

    Mr Vatuloka should keep digital and hard copies of his report, preferably in the safekeeping of overseas relatives – where the military cannot get their filthy mitts on it.

    Because the day WILL come when this regime is no more.

    And then we will all be able to know what he says in his report.
    God bless Fiji

  11. Keep The Faith permalink
    March 21, 2009 10:26 AM

    True FG. Not to mention the fact that some might even want to sue the bayjesus out of these unelected fcukers going to town on our taxes.

  12. egregious permalink
    March 22, 2009 9:53 PM

    Around 20 years ago I came across a sad dejected prematurely aged man, alone and with no relatives or friends around, sipping a coffee in a back street cafe, obviously scared and shaking, not wanting to be seen in public and obviously living in fear. He was a political refugee, granted exile in Jeddah Saudi Arabia, unable to go back to the country of his birth, resigned to live out his years and evenutally die in a foreign land. He was a military dictator who thought he knew better than the electorate, and overthrew the Government of the day. His name? Idi Amin.

  13. Mark Manning permalink
    March 23, 2009 4:01 AM

    I believe Idi Amin had an advanced stage of syphilis and that this contributed to his behaviour !

  14. egregious permalink
    March 23, 2009 9:57 AM

    He certainly displayed the symptoms of madness which seems to be a characteristic of many military dictators. They come from a background where thought is discouraged and once you’re on top the rest have to follow irrespective of whether its right or wrong.
    I suppose that there is an upside to all of this, and that is that you have not got the cunning of a Marcos type of dictator, that would spell long term devastation for the country.

  15. EnufDictatorship permalink
    March 23, 2009 10:53 AM

    I guess that is somehow our consolation..the fact that VOREQE LIKE ALL THE OTHER DICTATORS BEFORE HIM WILL COME CRASHING DOWN ONE DAY!!!!!!

    And the fall is going to be HARD! EVENTFUL IN THE LAWFUL WAY! and a sad, sad demise it is going to be right to the grave!

    And history will say – Rabuka, Speight, Voreqe, Ganilau, Mara, Nailatikau, Chaudry, etc etc….who are they???? KILLERS OF FIJIAN SOCIETY AND HUMANKIND!

  16. Lusianna permalink
    March 23, 2009 11:14 AM

    What next and how much more will the people of Fiji put up with these cowards?

    Correct EnufDictatorship we have history on our side.

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