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Transport woes

Repeka Nasiko
Thursday, January 23, 2014

PUBLIC transport providers in Nadi have been assured by Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum that concerns about permit and licence issuance would be addressed by the government.

At public consultations in Nadi yesterday, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said he would be travelling throughout the country speaking to public transport providers to find out what their main concerns were.

"We are necessarily here to find out what you are mostly concerned about when it comes to the service that you provide for the public," he told more than 100 people who packed the Nadi Civic Centre yesterday.

"Then we will talk with the relevant authorities and discuss what we can do to solve your problems."

He said solutions to each problem would be thoroughly discussed with all stakeholders to ensure they benefited all involved.

Nadi Taxi Association president Mohammed Hafiz said they were happy with the discussions with the Attorney-General.

"This is the first time we have been given a chance to meet with the A-G and discuss our issues with him personally," he said.

"Some of the issues that we are mainly concerned with is the 6am to 6pm permits that are being given to taxidrivers and those that operate out of Denarau."

He said he hoped that government would assist them address their problems.

Nadi Carriers Association president Abdul Khan said many carrier drivers were being booked by the LTA for carrying passengers.

"Some of us have vehicles that are safe and carry passengers, so we hope LTA and government will allow us to carry passengers too."





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