In an effort to enhance the coordination of sharing data, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed yesterday (20/06) between the Water Authority of Fiji (WAF) and the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) at the FNPF Board Room in Suva.
The MOU was signed by WAF General Manager Customer Services and Acting General Manager Operations, Mr Sekove Uluinayau and FNPF Chief Executive Officer Mr Jaoji Koroi.
WAF General Manager Customer Services and Acting General Manager Operations, Mr Sekove Uluinayau said that the MOU is aimed at assisting WAF and FNPF in exchange of information, authenticating employment data and ease of process.
“This agreement will also serve as a form of compliance check for tender, procurement process, contracts, as well as the updating of employee details,” explained Mr Uluinayau.
Mr Uluinayau said that the MOU enables WAF to verify the data collected from its affiliates, preferred suppliers, principal suppliers, principal contractors and sub-contractors enlisted under the Authority’s ‘Data Collection System’ to the FNPF.
“Under the MOU, WAF will provide FNPF with employment data captured from its Data Collection System and in turn the FNPF will assess the data and provide the validated employment data back to WAF on a quarterly basis or on a request basis for urgent matters,” said Mr Uluinayau.
FNPF Chief Executive Officer, Mr Jaoji Koroi said that the Memorandum indicates our willingness to collaborate and share information with key stakeholders for our mutual benefits.
“Compliance is a shared responsibility and we have forged similar partnerships with key stakeholders to help us acquire the data that will assist both parties in carrying out their respective corporate objectives, also ensuring that compliance to law is paramount,” said Mr Koroi.
“We are grateful to WAF and other organizations that have agreed to share information that will not only help us, but them as well.”
“Ultimately for the Fund, it is the social protection of our members that drives us to become involved in partnerships such as this,” Mr Koroi further stated.
Mr Uluinayau acknowledged the FNPF for their contribution and support.
The agreement comes into effect as of yesterday (20/06).