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Ferry costs bother chief

Luke Rawalai
Sunday, May 25, 2014

THE Bua Provincial Council will officially write to the chairman of the Commerce Commission over their concerns about the expensive food and cabin prices on some inter-island ferries.

The Tui Wainunu, Ratu Orisi Baleitavea, raising the matter with the council said his concern was not only for the people of Bua but also those of Cakaudrove and Macuata who depended on this mode of travel.

To make matters worse, he said, some vessel officials forbade the consumption of food brought from outside.

Ratu Orisi also told the council the prices of cabins ought to be examined and monitored by the Fiji Commerce Commission. He said for such small cabins, the prices were unreasonable.

The commission's representative to the council meeting, Andrew Reo, said he would look into the matter.

He said it was the first time they were hearing of the complaint and it would be raised with senior officials of the commission.

Bua Provincial Council chairman Alipate Radrodro also instructed the council to write to the commission.








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