Letters To The Editor, February 20th 2018

Thank you A-G Daya Wati, Suva Thank you A-G. Your trip to India has seen real outcome and will see a new era of transportation in Fiji. We need passenger
20 Feb 2018 16:24
Letters To The Editor, February 20th 2018
Amenoni Nasilasila . Photo: Zimbio

Thank you A-G

Daya Wati, Suva

Thank you A-G. Your trip to India has seen real outcome and will see a new era of transportation in Fiji.

We need passenger trains to help ease the traffic congestion on our roads.

This is great news for all Fijians. It gives commuters an extra choice on how to travel. We have cars, boats and planes.

Trains will complete our transport diversity.

This type of thinking can only come from one who has the long term development of Fiji at heart. Kudos to you A-G.


Railway report

Dewan Chand , Suva.

Reference is made to the front page article of your popular newspaper today (19/02/18) titled: “A-G Secures Railway Help”.

I write to commend the efforts of the Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, in securing this help from India while he was there to attend the World Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi.

This is what I call a visionary leader who is able to get things done in the best interest of his country.

It needs sharp intellect and negotiating ability.  Mr Sayed-Khaiyum has this in abundance.

In view of the booming economy of Fiji and the painful traffic congestion on our roads, it is timely that we get serious about introducing a multi-purpose railway system in Fiji.

Rapid urbanisation has left us with no option but to introduce metro-system railways to cater for the needs of the daily commuters in Suva-Nausori corridor, which can be extended to Tailevu and Navua. Nadi , Lautoka and Ba.

The roads are overly congested and traffic jams have become a routine. Therefore, it is imperative that we carry out a thorough study of the best utilisation of railway lines to boost tourism, industrial growth and open up new areas for other economic activities.

India has the technical know-how and expertise in handling a massive railway system in the world.

I extend my full support to the A-G and the FijiFirst Government for being serious about introducing railway transportation in our beloved country.

Sevens Advice

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

To Gareth Baber. Please remind Amenoni Nasilasila that sevens is a team sport. Stop with the individual play and refrain from kicking away possession.

Apart from that, all is good and keep it up. Areh Go Fiji go.

Temple break-in

Naca Nabutu, Naulu

Has that one member of the legal fraternity provided any evidence that the temple break-ins have been orchestrated?

If not, can an example be made out of this so that people have to think twice before shooting their mouths off on issues without any evidence or facts.


Narayan Reddy, Lautoka

It would be interesting to find out if all the candidates that will be contesting the general election have compliance with TAX issues. I am sure some eyes would open when the findings are made public.

Nasinu Rubbish

Satish Nakched, Suva.

Many people  have taken up the initiative that  was launched by the Government after the COP23 meeting in Bonn, Germany.

Every effort is taken now to dispose of the rubbish thoughtfully.

The progress is slowly picking up momentum  and it may be  awhile before we could see more improvement.

This is not only confined to the towns and cities but the message has also gone to the maritime islands and the people there are not using the coast as their dumps.

There are other positive solid waste disposal methods that do not harm the environment any more.

I believe that a more aggressive education campaign must be implemented and the schools targeted on a continuous basis to relay the message to the leaders of tomorrow.

In Nasinu, however, many streets have piles of rubbish. A quick drive around will confirm this.

The uncollected rubbish consists of household refuse. Green rubbish seems to grow bigger every day too.

The so-called schedule issued by the Town Council early this year   was never adhered to. According to the green waste collection list circulated, Nadera zone was supposed to have the rubbish collected on 31.1.18 but this did not happen.

There was no advice issued by the council about the delay of the collection.

This is not the first time that they have over promised and under delivered and the internal mechanism operation of the council looks weak and very ineffective.

I believe that professional help and assistance must be provided to the municipality and I urge the Minister responsible to intervene with the view to improving the operation of the organisation .

We need an effective and an efficient team to move Nasinu forward strategically and the ratepayers deserve much better service.  There is a need for their health inspectors to personally visit the towns jurisdiction and see for themselves the mess.

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