Proposal for centre to ensure border safety

Chairperson for National Security and Defence Review Committee Timoci Natuva with the chief guest PS of the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Rescources Malakai Finau and stakeholders at the opening of the 2nd Border Agency Cirdinations Workshop at Holiday Inn Suva. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

THERE is a proposal to set up a joint command centre for border agencies to ensure the safety of our borders.
Director general for the National Security and Defence Review Committee, Timoci Natuva revealed this during the closing of the second border agency workshop held at Holiday Inn this afternoon.
“I believe that the way forward is through an inclusive and integrated approach through the proposed fusion cell concept, this will allow information to be provided to a joint command centre comprising of officers from various departments particularly the enforcement agencies,” Mr Natuva said.
He said the centre would provide the much needed platform for the sharing of information.
“This will provide a solid platform for information sharing in assessment and analysis where timely decisions can be made in a manner that would be effective and efficient,” he said.
The workshop was attended by a total of 13 departments from various organisations who over the two days had the chance to highlight the gaps and challenges they faced with keeping Fiji’s borders safe.

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