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Operators lose out

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, February 21, 2013

TAXI operators in Rakiraki, Ba and Tavua are suffering from the low demand for public transport.

The Fiji Taxi Association's Lautoka branch general secretary Mohammed Shameem said taxidrivers in these towns made at least $11 per hour on a slow business day.

"It's really sad to see that they can only make that much money in a day. There is not a lot of public demand for taxis in these towns.

"Right now, the greatest demand for taxis is in Lautoka and Nadi."

Mr Shameem urged all taxi operators in the west to come forward with their grievances during the association's annual general meeting next month.

"It's the only place that they can voice their concerns and let the authorities know about the struggles they go through with their business."





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