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LTA Board Members Changed

The current Land Transport Authority board members’ appointments have been revoked. Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Kumar said yesterday afternoon, “It came to my attention
07 Jul 2015 10:31
LTA Board Members Changed

The current Land Transport Authority board members’ appointments have been revoked.

Minister for Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport Parveen Kumar said yesterday afternoon, “It came to my attention that the term of the appointment of the current board members of the authority were contrary to section 13, 1 (a) of LTA Act 1998 and therefore I have revoked their appointment as board members as of July 4.”

The five who were on the board are Gregory Lawlor, Alipate Naiorosui, Tevita Bolanavanua, Vijay Maharaj and Francis Kean.

Section 13(1a) states that the chairman of the authority and members, other than the Permanent Secretary- shall be appointed for two years.

Mr Kumar said he revoked the appointment after meeting with the board members.

“At this juncture I would like to thank them for their service during their term as board members with LTA.”

The appointment of the new board members will be made sometime this week.

“I will appoint the new board this week in line with the LTA Act,” Mr Kumar said.

“We will have people with the know-how on the industry but we will definitely not have those with conflict of interests in the authority.

“We want to have mixture of people that have background of the industry and business so we can operate LTA as a commercial entity.

“We also want to see an improvement in the customer services.”

On Wednesday, the Minister will also be appointing a review committee as recommended in the transport industry report from the Attorney-General’s office.

There would also be appointment of a complaints unit based in the western, northern and central divisions.

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