THE people of Kadavu have raised issues about maritime travel and safety with the Marine Safety Authority of Fiji yesterday.
A representative from MSAF was present on the second day of the Kadavu Provincial Council meeting to hear concerns from the people, in particular the conditions of ships travelling to and from the island.
"There was a whole lot of issues raised, one in particular was the condition of the toilets on one of the ships that frequent Kadavu," council chairman Aminiasi Katonivualiku said.
He said MSAF had taken all their concerns on board and would present their finding and response today.
"The people also wanted clarification on boat licenses, what type and what lifesaving appliances they needed to have in respective vessels. This is all because we want to make sure that we comply with the law and regulations of MSAF and the country of Fiji."
Mr Katonivualiku said they also had presentations from different companies, including mobile network Digicel, on services provided to the people of Kadavu and issues they faced.
"It was a constructive meeting. A lot of light was shed, not only on MSAF laws but other relevant issues that the people of Kadavu are facing.
"This is the best time for the concerns of the people of Kadavu to be brought to light and we are grateful for this platform that we can use not only to do that but also to get more awareness on relevant services and what the people of Kadavu can do to help in providing these services."