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30 Reported Cases Of People Impersonating LTA Officers

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has referred more than 30 cases of impersonation to the Police. The LTA is warning the public to beware of impersonators. LTA chief executive officer
26 Mar 2016 13:43
30 Reported Cases Of People Impersonating LTA Officers
LTA chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has referred more than 30 cases of impersonation to the Police.

The LTA is warning the public to beware of impersonators.

LTA chief executive officer Naisa Tuinaceva said: “We know many people want a taxi permit and some gullible people jump at the opportunity when someone offers to get them one in exchange for cash.

“We are requesting people to refrain from doing so as the Public Service Vehicle (PVS) permits like taxi and minibus are still on the freeze,” he said.

Mr Tuinaceva said LTA would not accept any process or attend to any request for a PSV permit application because all PSV permits excluding rental and hire have been unable to be issued since 2011.

“LTA is receiving at least four complaints per week from people who have lost a fortune in trying to secure public service vehicle permits like taxi and minibus and receive other LTA favours through people impersonating as LTA officers,” he said.

The public is urged to follow the legal procedures when applying for any LTA services, and to immediately report to the Police or Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption anyone suspected of impersonating LTA officers.

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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