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Decree critical for industry

Geraldine Panapasa
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

THE importance of security in Fiji has become more critical and to be effective requires the security industry to have an actionable legal framework, according to Matrix Fiji CEO Peter McGahan.

In a statement yesterday, Mr McGahan said he appreciated the difficulties of implementing more than 56 sections of the Security Industry Decree 2010, which was now in place.

"Working with the Ministry of Defence, my company was involved in helping to develop the decree, a fully comprehensive document that once put into place I am sure will provide big dividends for the country," Mr McGahan said.

"All of our staff are highly trained and could satisfy the requirements for licensing according to the decree because we realise the importance of a qualified security organisation.

"Under the decree, to be licensed would require training by an approved institution as well as mandatory police clearance. When the requirements are satisfied personnel and companies in the industry are qualified to be licensed."