‘FSC has to listen’

FCCC chief executive officer Joel Abraham. Picture: FT FILE

It is important that Fiji Sugar Corporation listens to you, said Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (FCCC) chief executive officer Joel Abraham.

He made the comments while speaking at a consultation with lorry drivers and owners in Rakiraki on Monday night.

He said he was able to arrange for a tent and a portable toilet to be placed at the Fiji Sugar Corporation (FSC) Rarawai Mill’s main gate after receiving complaints.

“There were other issues that were also brought to our attention like canteens, toilets and that you have to walk some distance to get to the toilet,” he said.

“When I heard about it I talked to the chairman of Fiji Sugar Corporation, Pradeep Lal.

“I told him about these problems and asked him what he could do.

“I told him a waiting area should be made near the gate when you can park the lorry and wait.

“So he told me that in the interim they will place a tent and a portable toilet where you can rest and rest.

“I will meet the FSC chairman with your president again and it is important that FSC listens to you.

“It’s not that you will always get what you want.

“There has to be a dialogue where you have your president and a rep from FSC and also a rep from FCCC.

“We want to see if something is being done or just talk is taking place.

“We will try to address issues that you have to ensure it reaches FSC.”

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