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Police receive another 26 vehicles to improve service delivery

Four Divisional Police Commanders received a fleet of vehicles today at the Police headquarters in Laucala. Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho while handing over the vehicles reiterated that he was grateful for the Government’s support and stressed that the officers must not misuse the vehicles. QILIHO:”From Government’s willingness to supply us with more vehicles, we must […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

July 5, 2016 11:32 am

Four Divisional Police Commanders received a fleet of vehicles today at the Police headquarters in Laucala.

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The Hilux vehicles that will be distributed to four divisional police offices in Fiji. (Fiji Police Force)

Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho while handing over the vehicles reiterated that he was grateful for the Government’s support and stressed that the officers must not misuse the vehicles.

QILIHO:”From Government’s willingness to supply us with more vehicles, we must at the same time continue to reflect our appreciation through our work and avoid complaints against service and more importantly any complaints about the abuse of these vehicles.”

Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho said the obligation is on the Police in terms of service delivery.

QILIHO:”But like I said, the ball is in your court now! I cannot come down and check if the vehicles are being used for its intended purpose nor can I be checking if the inspections are being conducted when it’s supposed to take place. I’ve done my part, don’t disappoint me by not doing your part. The people of Fiji are watching and more than ever, people’s expectations for us to deliver will continue to grow.”

Director Traffic Control, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mahesh Mishra said the police now have a total of 199 vehicles in operation.

MISHRA:”Sir, as I speak, we have 32 police owned vehicles in operation whilst 141 are leased vehicles.
Following handing over of the 26 new leased vehicles today; we will have a total of 199 vehicles in operation.”

Three Divisional Police Commanders received a fleet of vehicles today at the Police headquarters in Laucala.

Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)
Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho at the hand-over ceremony at the Police HQ in Laucala. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)

Commissioner of Police, Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho who handed the fleet to the heads of the three policing divisions in the country said he was grateful for the Governments support.

Brigadier-General Qiliho told those present that the obligation is on the Police in terms of service delivery.

QILIHO: “The people of Fiji are watching and expectations for you to deliver will be even greater. Over the last few months I have gone to the Hon. Finance Minister to fight for our case and the need to have more vehicles. They have come through for us and now the onus is on you, not to let me down.”

Brigadier-General Qiliho stressed that the officers must not misuse the vehicles.

QILIHO: “Don’t misuse or abuse the vehicle you’ll be given today. The importance of this vehicle in your everyday operations should not be undermined, because once I get a report that it has been abused or misused, I will not hesitate to take the vehicle away.”

The 33 Hilux cars that will be distributed to three divisional police offices in Fiji. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)
The 33 Hilux twin cabs that will be distributed to three divisional police offices in Fiji. (Nacanieli Tuilevuka/Newswire)

Maintenance and proper use of these vehicles will be monitored by Director Traffic and Divisional Traffic Officers.

Brigadier-General Qiliho said that one of the vehicles will be used in the highlands of Navosa for their “Operation Cavuraka.”

QILIHO: “One of the vehicles will be making its way up to Navosa for the operation we have with the RFMF.”

Director Traffic Control, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mahesh Mishra said the vehicles will be used in the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Divisions of Fiji.

MISHRA: “Eleven of the cars will be making its way down to the Western Division, nine for the Eastern Division, two in the Northern and six for the Southern Division and the remaining five will be used at the Headquarters.”

Asco Motors CEO Mr Jai Kumar said that they were proud to assist the Police force with the vehicles.

KUMAR: “We are very proud in assisting the Fiji Police Force in carrying out their assistance. I’ll not be able to release the total cost of the vehicle because it came with the whole package. It is a four-year leased term and a fully maintenance one. It’s all confidential information. So, I won’t be able to share it with you.”

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