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Government probe into taxi association

The Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations has authorised the conduct of an Inquiry into the Fiji Taxi Association.

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May 25, 2017 6:56 am

Permanent Secretary Salaseini Daunabuna said that the purpose of the investigation was to ascertain whether the Association was observing the provisions of its Constitution.

“Specifically the inquiry is to ascertain who are the lawful office bearers of the FTA under its Constitution; whether the terms of the current Interim office bearers have expired as and from 12 April 2017; whether Mr Harish Chandra was lawfully elected to the position of Interim President of the FTA, at a meeting convened by the Association in Nadi on 19 March 2017; and whether an Extraordinary General Meeting scheduled for 7 May 2017, was called in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Constitution.”

The location of hearing venues and dates will be advised in due course and all parties wishing to make oral and written submissions to the Inquiry, should contact Ms Sanjana Kumar, Inquiry Secretary for further details.

“The Inquiry will be conducted by Mr Andrew J See, Resident Magistrate and sittings will be held in Suva, Nadi and Labasa, commencing from 16 June 2017,”

Names and contact details of persons wishing to make submissions need to be forwarded to the Inquiry Secretary by 12 June 2017.

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