Lautoka City Council (LCC) is the first city council and public service body in the Western Division to join the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) anti-corruption campaign.
Council officials were officially inducted into the campaign this week after an anti-corruption training exercise by the commission.
LCC Health Services Director Rouhit Singh said they take pride in performing their roles with integrity and honesty.
“Some of us, as members of the Lautoka City Council, have walked through the door of FICAC, but I want to say that they have made it through their chopping block and the reason is that we are fulfilling our roles with honesty and integrity, âhe said.
“I went to FICAC and our senior managers have gone through FICAC at times, but we escaped because we were honest in our dealings and we are sincere in our dealings.”
He said this campaign has strengthened their work in providing services to the people of Lautoka.
“We have been selected to be part of the national anti-corruption campaign and FICAC has recognized that Lautoka City Council is fit and appropriate for this campaign.”
Lautoka City Council chief executive Mohammed Anees Khan added that past good performance was not a guarantee.
“We will not be complacent or lethargic in our efforts to ensure that we continue to do our work diligently and honestly,” he said.
The anti-corruption campaign was launched last year by former President Jioji Konrote.