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It’s Time To Deliver, Qiliho Tells Officers

It’s Time To Deliver, Qiliho Tells Officers
Sitting in front left to right: Ministry of Economy head of Government Fleet Abdul Imtiaz, Yamaha Motor Australia PTY Ltd assistant to the managing director Akiko Hama, Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho, Yamaha Motor Co. LTD executive general manager Nobuhiko Saito, Toyota Tusho South Pacific Holdings PTY Ltd managing director Yoshiaki Kato, Asco Motors chief executive officer/director Craig Sims, Director of Traffic Senior Superintendent of Police Mahesh Mishra and Asco Motors general manager sales Seiji Tokito with 130 police officers who were handed the motorbikes during the handover ceremony at Fiji Sports Council Car Park in Laucala Bay, Suva on April 26 2018. Photo: Ashna Kumar
April 27
11:00 2018

The people of Fiji now expect results and it’s up to us to de­liver Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Qiliho Sitiveni Qiliho has told his officers.

Brigadier-General Qiliho made the remarks during the handover of $3.5million worth of motorbikes by Asco Motors to the Fiji Police Force at the Fiji Sports Council carpark in Laucala Bay, Suva yesterday.

Asco Motors had successfully as­sembled; quality checked and de­livered 130 motorbike units to the Police.

A number of Police officers had also received training from two Yamaha Japan trainers on the han­dling and technical specifications of the motorbikes.

Brigadier-General Qiliho said they had set out a target of acquiring 130 motorbikes to meet the demands placed on their services.

“This is so they can manoeuvre through the heavy traffic and im­prove their response time,” he said.

“That target has been achieved and yesterday was the culmination of the several hours of meetings and negotiations, the late night calls and emails.

“These bikes just as they were seen today, need to look the same every day.

“They need to be used out on our roads, conducting traffic duties, pa­trolling the streets and our neigh­borhoods.

“We are in the new era of policing and it is indeed an exciting time to be a member of the Fiji Police Force as we have never before had so many mobility resources at our disposal.

“The desired outcome is for Fiji­ans to have an increased level of confidence towards the Fiji Police Force and Fijians feeling safer in their homes and on our roads,” Brigadier-General Qiliho said.

Asco Motors chief executive of­ficer/director Craig Sims said they were able to assist and imported the 130 bikes, assembled, quality checked and provided to the officers for Police use.

He said the process was well planned and organised by their Yamaha and Japanese support team.

Toyota Tsusho South Pacific Hold­ings Property Limited managing director Yoshiaki Kato said through the activities of Asco Motors, they had earned the trust of the Fiji Po­lice Force.

“We are cooperating with Asco Motors to provide the best service and after sale services for the bet­terment of Fijians,” Mr Kato said.

Edited by Percy Kean

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