Don't brag - NFP VP tells Walesi
January 21, 2022
What is Robert khan's link to Walesi?
“Improve your internal controls, timeliness and effectiveness of financial reporting instead of bragging about staying operational throughout TC Cody, a Category 1 system which never made landfall in Fiji”.
That was the reaction of National Federation Party Vice President and Opposition Member of Parliament Lenora Qereqeretabua in response to a statement by Walesi Communications that it remained operational throughout TC Cody.
The NFP Vice-President said instead Government should answer why Robert Khan, who is the owner of Radio Tarana of New Zealand, is named as the Board Chair of Walesi in its statement.
“Did Robert Khan procure equipment for Walesi as well as for Fijian Broadcasting Corporation?”
“Why is someone domiciled in New Zealand closely linked to an organization 100% owned and controlled by Government”?
“Why is Robert Khan also listed as the Principal on Walesi profile on Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, a firm based in the United States that provides commercial data analytics and insights for businesses as well as other services?”
“Why is Walesi’s modelled revenue listed to be USD$14.58 million, equivalent to around FJD$30 million on Dun & Bradstreet?”
“These are questions that can only be answered through an independent investigation”.
“Walesi has been allocated over $67 million of taxpayer funds since 2015. This is not small change”.
“Damage to infrastructure, farms and crops were caused by floods. And Walesi, like other communication providers, was spared because its towers didn’t suffer any damage”.
“However, Western Viti Levu was without power, with electricity restored to some areas in almost a week, so they were denied television service”.
“So, stop bragging and start being transparent and accountable. We need answers, not boastfulness”.
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