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Bid to improve service delivery

Litia Vulaidausiga
Friday, July 04, 2014

EFFORTS by the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji to decentralise and improve the quality of its services yesterday witnessed the opening of a new office in Port Denarau, Nadi.

Speaking at the opening, Minister for Works, Transport and Public Utilities Captain Timoci Natuva said decentralisation of MSAF would provide the government with early warnings of potential challenges, enabling quick remedial action.

"Decentralisation makes development projects more sustainable and cost effective because local people are more likely to be involved in their design, execution and monitoring."

He said local authorities also tended to act more in line with local preferences and conditions and respond more efficiently to local needs.

MSAF CEO Neale Slack noted that during the transition towards MSAF in 2011, about 85 per cent of all resources were based in Suva and Lautoka, though most of the industry's needs were not there.


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