February 07, 2013

Tagicakibau heads DISMAC

February 7, 2013 | Filed under: Fiji News | Posted by: newsroom

The Public Service Commission yesterday made new appointments within the civil service at the senior executive service grade.

Lieutenant-Colonel Manasa Tagicakibau has been confirmed the new director, National Disaster Management at the Ministry of Provincial Development and National Disaster Management.

He has been acting on the position since December last year. He holds a postgraduate diploma in logistics and supply chain management from Curtin University, Perth, Australia.

Mr Tagicakibau plays a significant role in ensuring the effective facilitation and co-ordination of disaster risk reduction and disaster management activities in Fiji. This is in partnership with other Government ministries and departments, non-government organisations (NGOs), private sector, statutory bodies and regional and international organisations.

The second appointment is Joeli Koroikata, currently the principal administrative officer within the PSC.

He has been appointed the director of the international co-operation division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation.

Mr Koroikata joined the civil service as a school teacher in 1981.

Having taught for 11 years, he then joined several other Ministries where he served in the administration cadre.

He holds a master of technology management in air transportation management from the Swinburne University of Technology.

The Ministry of Agriculture now has a new deputy secretary agriculture development with the appointment of Uraia Waibuta, who formerly held the position of director extension.

Mr Waibuta brings with him a wealth of experience having served in the Ministry since 1990.

He is currently pursuing his masters of business administration at the University of the South Pacific.

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