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Call to extend licence

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, May 26, 2014

THE Fiji Taxi Association wants the validity of public service vehicle licences extended from three years to five years.

Acting general secretary Mohammed Shameem said three years was not enough for taxi operators.

"We cannot obtain a business licence loan, we are not able to secure education loans for our children just on the basis that we are taxidrivers," he said.

"We want to change that by asking the Ministry of Transport if our licences could be renewed over a period of five years instead of the normal three years.

"It's very important for us to get a five-year taxi renewal licence."

He said other PSV operators — such as bus owners — had a better deal as they could sell their vehicles and licences.

"We are not able to secure bank loans on the basis of our business whereas other PSV operators like bus companies are able to get monetary value for their business.

"They are able to sell their buses to other companies."

The association also intends to submit a request to the Land Transport Authority to implement a Passengers Code of Conduct policy.








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