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Letters: 24th May, 2019

It would have been more understandable if Vomo Street and MN Naidu Road in Lautoka were repaired instead of constructing the footpath. Now it’s a similar case with the Natabua Road.
24 May 2019 13:50
Letters: 24th May, 2019

Fix the roads

Wise Muavono, Lautoka

It would have been more understandable if Vomo Street and MN Naidu Road in Lautoka were repaired instead of constructing the footpath. Now it’s a similar case with the Natabua Road.

Power tariff increase

Simon Hazelman, Savusavu

Energy Fiji Limited (EFL) recorded a profit after tax of $39.7 million in 2015.

In 2016, it recorded a profit after tax of $59.5 million, and in 2017 marked the highest ever before tax profit of $84.2 million.

It’s mid 2019 and we’ve yet to see the 2018 annual financials, but I’m sure it’ll equal 2018 or better.

So why is EFL seeking a 17.27 per cent increase in tariff rates?

As it is the majority of people are struggling to keep up with paying the monthly electricity bill with many even going without it simply because they cannot afford it.

To say that tariff rates should be reviewed every four years after making huge profits is absolutely ridiculous. It would make sense if EFL was running at a loss.

With the financial success EFL is enjoying, tariff rates should not be increased, but decreased!

Incompetent WAF

Dewan Chand, Suva

I write this open letter to Jone Usamate, the Minister for Infrastructure, to register my disappointment with the manner in which the Water Authority of Fiji is functioning.

There is no trace of competence in customer service and I am thoroughly frustrated with the lackadaisical attitude of this department.

I made an application for a new water meter on January 29, this year and paid the relevant lodgement fees and was given a date for inspection.

The inspection team arrived on the appointed day and approved the site in presence of a licensed plumber, to whom I had to pay $80 for his service.

I was told to pay $345 after 15 days, which I did, and the meter was supposed to have been installed within 15 days.

However, this did not happen. Instead I was given a mobile number on which to ring and inquire every week.

This I have been doing on a regular basis and am totally frustrated because it is affecting my project.

However, I was shocked to learn from one of the call centre attendants that they are out of stock on meters.

This is an unacceptable situation because someone (requisition officer) is sleeping on the job.

In my view an urgent inquiry must be held by the minister to find out the reasons for the delay.

It is now May and four months down the line there is no sign of the water meter.

Can someone please help!

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