COMBINING Lautoka's Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry and elections registry under one roof is further proof of the government's commitment to deliver the best possible service to the people.
In opening the brand new facility, acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said there were plans to improve efficiency in all registries across the country.
"Having the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registry and elections office all under one roof is all part and parcel of the Bainimarama government's aim to provide better services to members of the public," he said.
"All Fijians need to have access to government services, not only in a prompt and efficient manner but these should also be centrally-located."
Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said as processes were streamlined, citizens visiting the registry would no longer have to wait for long hours or join three different queues to be served.
"At the moment the cashier and the person that is serving you are different people but in time this all will change — you will get a number and the person who attends to your query will also be the person who receives payment, you won't have to queue up in different lines."
Lautoka, Tavua and Ba special administrator Praveen Bala said he hoped other ministries would follow suit and offer a range of services under one roof.