I just saw an article about the first anniversary of FijiFirst Party in power. But what about the claims made by Foreign Minister Inoke Kubuabola, enjoying all the perks of Office, made to his close associates and political foes about the elections being rigged to produce the results predetermined and constructed by Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum.
Is Kubuabola right? He is reputed to be the laziest Minister in the Cabinet; loves travels to collect per diems apart from his salaries and other perks to loot. He is reputed to be ineffective, shy and lacking in confidence when meeting his counterparts. And he hides in his hotel rooms in the expensive capitals he visits, rather than attending meetings, leaving it to junior staff to man the Fiji seats.
There is chatter in the business community why Frank Bainimarama still keeps him inspite of his non-performance and his ultra-nationalist agenda and his constant and serial undermining of Khaiyum. His recommendations for Heads of Missions are known to be ignored by Bainimarama, except the one recent case concerning the wife beater who was known for keeping him stocked up with fresh goat meat.
Again, there is much chatter among the business community about the lack of relevant experience of the wife beater to an important and complex posting. Those in the business community say they know the calibre and ineptitude of this man better than the Foreign Minister as he works closely with them on capacity building issues. They are beginning to question the returns for their compulsory levy to the training institution headed by him.
When will the Prime Minister bite the bullet on this terrible fraud of a politician who cares more about his pocket and racist agenda than the issues of good governance and the welfare of the common man on the street whose tax feeds the enormous greed and appetite of this one man, reputed to be a hungry 'Samoan'. Thanks"