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Police Pass Taxi Claim on to LTA

aqela susu suva The Fiji Police Force has confirmed receiving a report from the Fiji Taxi Association’s general secretary Rishi Ram regarding private vehicles illegally operating as taxis. Police Commissioner
30 Jul 2014 10:53

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The Fiji Police Force has confirmed receiving a report from the Fiji Taxi Association’s general secretary Rishi Ram regarding private vehicles illegally operating as taxis.
Police Commissioner Benardus Groenewald said, “I can confirm that I have received the official complaint from the general secretary of the Fiji Taxi Association.”
In the letter, Mr Ram, a prospective candidate for the National Federation Party in this year’s general elections, claimed that a number of new private cars with the FijiFirst logo stickers were operating as taxis.
He claimed Land Transport Authority officials, particularly in Lautoka, were not doing enough to address the issue.
“The LTA officers are only penalising the legal taxi operators and the illegal operators are taking advantage of it. The situation is worse in Lautoka,” Mr Ram claimed.
Mr Groenewald has referred the matter to the Land Transport Authority.
“I have referred it back to them because the LTA is an independent organ of the Government and they need to attend to that. I will see that the other issues that are applicable to Police will be referred to the Director Traffic to attend,” Mr Groenewald said.
Land Transport Authority chief executive Naisa Tuinaceva said he had yet to to sight the letter of complaint from the Fiji Taxi Association.
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