Businessman wants answers

A LABASA businessman has questioned the viability of certain authorities despite being warned about hazards surrounding his building.

In July this year, Bashir Khan was issued notice by the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources informing him of hazards following an inspection on his building — which is being rented by a supermarket.

“My problem is not having a definite answer from the authorities, I have gone to for assistance since 2009 and I don’t know where else to turn. It is five years now and there hasn’t been much change to my situation,” he said.

“While I carry out maintenance and repair works to my building as a result of the defect notices, I can’t seem to do more and am being hindered by some kind of policy. I have lost my insurance as a result of this hazard that I am repairing and trying to remove. I went to police but they told me it’s a civil matter so they can’t intervene.”

Divisional Police Commander Northern Senior Superintendent Naulumatua Lutunacaucau earlier stated they would only intervene to maintain peace and ensure safety for the public.

He had also stated they had been monitoring the case.

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