SERVING all Fijians is at the top of government's priority list.
This is why it has established a Lautoka Government Service Centre (GSC).
Speaking at the commissioning of the new service centre, Agriculture, Fisheries and Forest Minister Colonel Inia Seruiratu said the GSC initiative was founded to fulfill the need of delivering the government manifesto to the people in a more convenient, efficient, affordable and friendly way.
He said the new centre would provide readily available information on the respective ministries, departments, and agencies.
Col. Seruiratu said visitors and callers would be ably assisted by GSC agents who had been specially trained by the University of the South Pacific customer service program to handle government services query of any type.
"We are serving the people, the taxpayers and their dependents who deserve to be accorded the highest standards of attention, courtesy and respect at all times," he said.
"The government as we all know wants to keep its promise to the people to deliver, not just pay lip service," he stated.
"The Lautoka GSC is a single point-one-stop shop for at least 20 separate government agencies."
Col. Seruiratu said computers were available for the public at the centre and students could apply for their scholarships or check their exams results from Monday to Saturday. He further stated that the printing of the birth, death and marriage certificates would be provided from the centre in the not too distant future.