27 January, 2021, 12:26 am Central - 24°C Rain

Govt allocates $5 million for renovation of Old Parliament Complex in Veiuto

Govt allocates $5 million for renovation of Old Parliament Complex in Veiuto

By Lena Reece
Wednesday 11/07/2018
The old Parliament Complex in Veiuto

Government has allocated $5 million for the renovation of the old Parliament Complex in Veiuto.

This has been highlighted by Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum adding that the idea is to have most of the courts moved to the old Parliament Complex in Veiuto.

He says once there is more space created in the government buildings, there will be more space available for MPs and political parties enabling Members of Parliament to have an office of their own within government buildings.

While responding to SODELPA MP, Aseri Radrodro’s question on why there has been a significant increase in the budget for the Judiciary, Sayed-Khaiyum says that personal emoluments have gone up as they are hiring more people and to accommodate the increase of salaries following the Judiciary’s job evaluation exercise.

He also pointed out capital projects that include the new Nasinu Court House, the extension of the Lautoka High Court, upgrading of existing Court complexes, extension of the Nadi Court House, the relocation of the Ba Magistrates Court, rural and small time court services and the upgrade of the government buildings.

The Judiciary has a total allocation of $69.2 million in 2018/2019 National Budget.

Stay tuned for the latest news on our radio stations

CFL radio frequencies
Drug and substance abuse in Fiji
Substance abuse including marijuana cases are on the rise amongst students in schools during the COVID-19 period, and urgent action is required.
34 days ago

Tropical Cyclone Yasa
The impacts felt from Yasa were large and wide. Many affected people had their access to essential things, like food and water, cut ...
42 days ago

Ratu Naiqama becomes Leader of Opposition after Rabuka resigns
Rabuka made the announcement while responding to the opening of the 2020-2021 Parliament ...
43 days ago
Coca Cola Games, Vodafone Deans Rugby and other school comps to go ahead this year
Good news for students as all sporting competitions including the Coca Cola Games and Vodafone Deans Rugby Competition will go ahead this year. Edu...
7 hours ago
People in TC Yasa affected communities to benefit from BRED Bank’s donation of $112,500
People living in Tropical Cyclone affected areas can expect more assistance after BRED Bank Fiji made a cash donation of $112,500 to the Prime ...
6 hours ago

FRCS seizes smuggled goods
Unscrupulous traders have been warned as smuggled goods such as adults and children's wear, school bags and imitation jewellery have been seized by ...
6 hours ago

Man dies after falling from a power pole in Labasa
A man who was employed by an electrical contractor and fell from a power pole and injured himself on the 9th of this month at Malau in Labasa passed ...
7 hours ago

Govt should rescind decision regarding tertiary students immediately – Gavoka
The solution is clear - free tertiary education for all students. That is the comment from SODELPA leader, Viliame Gavoka who is calling on ...
7 hours ago

Flood alert in place
If you are living in low lying areas and areas adjacent to rivers and streams from Serua to Togalevu in Viti Levu, and Vanua Levu and surrounding ...
7 hours ago