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Authorities clarify issue

Nasik Swami
Saturday, December 15, 2012

THE Fiji Police Force and the Land Transport Authority are not government's money making organisations.

This was clarified by both organisations after a lot of concerns were raised by members of the public and motorists that the police and LTA are making money by booking a high number of traffic offenders on a daily basis.

Police director traffic Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Mishra said the force was there to ensure the safety of the people.

"We are a service oriented organisation and the question of money making was not in our system," he said.

SSP Mishra said there were fines charged to traffic offenders which were dictated by the law.

LTA chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva said the money was coming through because someone had been fined.

"If motorists comply with all the road rules then there would be no fines," he said.

Mr Tuinaceva also highlighted that LTA had a zero tolerance policy on officers accepting bribe and anyone caught will be sent home.


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