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New vehicles to boost services in rural areas

Siteri Sauvakacolo
Friday, January 17, 2014

THE Fiji Commerce Commission's service to rural areas received a boost with three new vehicles.

The Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum officially handed over the vehicles to the commission at Garden City, Raiwai yesterday.

"I've been told that these vehicles are going to Labasa and the Western Division," Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

"They will be put to good use especially to those in rural areas in terms of developing relationships with shop owners and will also monitor what those in the rural areas go through in terms of buying from shops.

"The work of the commission is very important as it monitors anti-competitive behaviour."

Commission chairman Dr Mahendra Reddy said the vehicles would allow them to improve their service in rural areas where monopoly traders are found.

Dr Reddy said this would ensure the traders complied with the Commerce Commission Decree 2010.

Dr Reddy said some of the vehicles the commission used were over 20 years old therefore the brand new vehicles would be an added asset to their work.

Asco Motors CEO Jai Kumar said they were more than happy to supply vehicles for the commission to assist them in their activities.

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