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Get Registered, Association Pleads

The Vanua Levu Carriers Association is pleading with illegal operators to register their interests with the proper authorities. Association president Samuel Jeet said they had been meeting with the Land
06 Mar 2015 07:50
Get Registered, Association Pleads

The Vanua Levu Carriers Association is pleading with illegal operators to register their interests with the proper authorities.

Association president Samuel Jeet said they had been meeting with the Land Transport Authority recently to address the issue of illegal operators taking their share of the cake.

“Last week we had a meeting with the authority’s regional manager Northern, Emosi Caniogo, and his team at their office which was a fruitful one,” Mr Jeet said.

“After seven years of addressing this issue the authority has taken action for which we are thankful to them for meeting our grievances. We have been paying the licence fees and stand fees while these illegal operators like private twin cab vehicles just drive right through and take passengers away for us.”

He said the stand was free for everyone but they have to comply with the authority’s regulation and pay their licence and stand fees.

The association has 38 members in Labasa and 28 in Savusavu.

“We have plans to work with LTA and Police to service the rural people where public service vehicles cannot go.”

Authority regional manager northern Emosi Caniogo said they had deregistered private vehicles operating illegally as public service vehicles without a permit and some drivers have had their licences suspended.

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