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No influence on the taxi industry

Litia Vulaidausiga
Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The Fiji Taxi Association insists that the political aspirations of its general secretary Rishi Ram will not affect nor influence the FTA or the taxi industry.

FTA assistant general secretary Mohammed Shameem also reiterated that recent public statements by Mr Ram on the tinted political slogans found on numerous public service vehicles were on behalf of the FTA and "not mileage for the National Federation Party".

"Rishi is an elected secretary for the association and still speaks on behalf of the FTA," he stressed.

"There's been manipulation to imply that Rishi's statements on tinted taxis were for the NFP but this is not so."

He said the political affiliations of taxi operators and FTA members were their personal business and they were free to support whichever party they wanted.

"At the end of the day, he has a duty as the general secretary of the FTA and he was only highlighting our concerns on regulations covering tinted PSVs."

The FTA board plans to soon meet and discuss regulations surrounding PSVs and the influx of political party stickers appearing on their rear windscreens.

With 7000 taxi operators around the country and 3000 members, the FTA also hopes more will be done against illegal operators.








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