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Narayan Backs CEO’s Call For Discussions

The Fiji Driving School Association national president Rajesh Narayan said the discussions with stakeholders by chief executive Carmine Piantedosi was a new but a good move. Mr Narayan said LTA
30 May 2017 11:00
Narayan Backs CEO’s Call For Discussions
Land Transport Authority chief executive officer Carmine Piantedosi (right), talks with Driving school owners and instructors in Nasinu on May 27, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The Fiji Driving School Association national president Rajesh Narayan said the discussions with stakeholders by chief executive Carmine Piantedosi was a new but a good move.

Mr Narayan said LTA had neglected the voices of its stakeholders for years and supported Mr Piantedosi for the change.

“The steering wheel of LTA is in the right person’s hands,” Mr Narayan said.

“With the discussions so far here I trust that we are heading into the right direction.”

The FDSA has also welcomed the idea of the LTA to include stakeholders’ input for LTA’s long term strategic plans.

Mr Piantedosi yesterday had a meeting with the association members and heard their grievances and inputs as stakeholders.

The meeting was held at Rishikul College in Valelevu, Nasinu, on Saturday.

During the meeting Mr Piantedosi told the members that he wanted to not only hear their problems but also suggestions to correct those.

One of the main requests by the members was to extend the days of driving test at Nausori LTA office.

Currently the LTA Nausori office conducts driving tests two days per week.

This was a need Mr Narayan said because the number of bookings was increasing and the Nausori office was the only access for people from Tailevu, Rewa and Naitasiri.

Other things discussed:

  • Driving instructors to be given some of LTA recognition in public
  • Driving Schools to provide vehicles for driving tests
  • Learners to do practical with Driving Schools and not privately
  • Renewal permits for Driving School and the procurement process.

Mr Piantedosi has assured the members that the matters will be looked into and a change will be implemented and noticed.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

Feedback:  arishma.narayan@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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