Fiji’s Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources granted long-term contracts to over 10 staff members, including new recruits and existing staff who were previously on temporary assignments.
The awarding of the new contracts aligns with the revised civil service retirement age, which has been increased to 60 from 55.
Among the recipients of these contracts were continuing staff who had applied for and had been appointed to higher positions in another division within the ministry.
During the contract issuance ceremony held at the ministry’s head office in Suva, Permanent Secretary Dr. Raijeli Taga reminded the staff of the importance of adhering to civil service policies and fulfilling their responsibilities.
“Your contracts should be a reminder of the duty you have to the people of Fiji. As civil servants, we serve the people. Whilst you discharge those duties be mindful of the values and code of conduct that governs our work. These are the expectations of all civil servants that we conduct ourselves in a manner that is benefitting the positions that we hold,” she said.
This recent contract awarding ceremony follows a previous round of contract issuances conducted by Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources Filimoni Vosarogo last week.