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‘Corruption’ Paints Bad Image Of LTA

Allegations of corruption in the Land Transport Authority (LTA) have painted a very bad image of the institution. The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Pio Tikoduadua, confirmed this at the
25 Oct 2014 12:39
‘Corruption’ Paints Bad Image Of LTA

Allegations of corruption in the Land Transport Authority (LTA) have painted a very bad image of the institution.

The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Pio Tikoduadua, confirmed this at the Prime Minister’s Office after their first Cabinet meeting.

He said this was one of the challenges he was now facing to raise the public image of the Authority.

“I must admit that the public image of the LTA is very bad,” he said.

When contacted yesterday, the LTA’s chief executive officer, Naisa Tuinaceva said the authority had zero tolerance on corruption.

He said they had a unit that looked at every complaint received by the authorty and this included reports on corruption.

“We had referred 20 reported cases of corruption to FICAC [Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption] and no one had been charged,” he said.

The complaints on corruption he said were made by people who wanted their cases dealt with quickly. He said there were many procedures staff had to follow before an agreement was reached.

“We can’t jump these procedures as they have to be followed very carefully.”

Mr Tuinaceva said they were carrying out a review of their service delivery within the organisation.

He admitted that some staff needed to change their attitudes when serving the people.

Mr Tikoduadua said: “The problems at LTA, I must admit, a lot of them had been perceived. Some of them are the work of the people who are there.”

He stressed however that there were some very hard working staff and these people would help lift the public image of the organisation. Some, he said, worked extra hours to cater for their clients’ demands.

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