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Permit issues for drivers

Shayal Devi
Friday, March 21, 2014

VAN and carrier drivers say they have had problems obtaining permits over the past few years.

And Fiji Van and Carrier Association general secretary Mohammed Jibarel Khan says they plan to raise the issue when making submissions at public consultations conducted by government officials around the country.

"We have already handed in submissions about permit problems to the Attorney-General," he said.

"There have been a lot of times when people who really need the permits are not considered."

Mr Khan said fees for base licences were also high with some operators paying close to $1750 to $2250 to get one.

"Some carrier drivers we spoke to said they were given bases outside of town boundaries and we want to rectify this.

"The consultations with the Attorney-General has been very beneficial and we also had a change of leadership with elections for our association this year.

"It is up to members to choose their representatives."

The A-G, who was chief guest at the AGM, said submissions were being compiled into a report.

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