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Letters To The Editor, 30th December 2017

Footpath sales John Brown, Lautoka Why are the shop owners allowed to sell on the footpaths of Lautoka City. Lautoka City already has a big traffic and parking problem and
30 Dec 2017 13:58
Letters To The Editor, 30th December 2017

Footpath sales

John Brown, Lautoka

Why are the shop owners allowed to sell on the footpaths of Lautoka City.

Lautoka City already has a big traffic and parking problem and when the city council allows shop owners and market vendors to sell on the footpath it makes it harder for people to walk.

The new footpath beside the fish market is being used by market vendors to sell their crops and vegetables.

People’s lives are at risk.

My family had to dodge oncoming taxis because the market vendors refuse to allow the people to use the footpaths.

When shop owners and market vendors bring their items and tables onto the footpaths I wonder where they expect people to walk.

It’s about time the relevant authorities walk around the Lautoka City and put a stop to the footpath vendors before something major happens.

Market vendors

Shariff Shah, Savusavu

Can our good Attorney-General please expose some of the market vendors because they are making millions and not paying taxes at all?

Some of them own three vehicles and three executive houses.

All this time I thought they are very poor and are struggling to make ends meet.

This is a very good example to make the rich richer and the poor poorer

They should be kicked out from the market and the spaces given to poor villagers to sell their produce.

I hope there is a law in place to combat this case.

If not, then why not.

How long will it take to put one in place?

Agriculture Ministry

Seneca Nabutu

Naulu

I thought I was the only one who had reservations about the Agriculture Ministry. Seems like others share my views too. From what I hear the Agriculture Ministry has had the highest number of appeals which went in favour of appellants. This means every person who interviewed for a job at the Ministry and did not get the job had the right to appeal the decision. The appeal is heard by a different set of people.

I hear that those within Agriculture have had the highest number of people getting their jobs on appeal. This is the beauty of the Open Merit Recruitment System. Everything is done in a transparent manner.

I am also glad to see people using this system to fight for their jobs. But sad to see the right people do not get the job in the first instance.

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj



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