Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On
There is a report that says that there is some concern about illegal operators along Valley Road. That question can be answered with another question, Why, are they operating?
We have lots of illegal vans in Lautoka, but we are benefiting. If you took all of them of the road, the travelling public will suffer. The authorities know this but are booking them because they are illegal. And that is the unfortunate part of things. We have to come to some compromise about illegal vans because many of them have been operating for so long that their drivers have become the wage earners for hundreds of families.
If I had my way I would find a way to assist the van drivers so that they can have a licence to carry passengers. There are so many ways to solve the problem.
Anyway, I love it when the authorities say they are looking into it. How long have they been looking into it? Watch out for the looking glass syndrome!
Another issue are those “video outlets” – are they illegal or not? If they're illegal then are why are they still operating?When illegal activities are allowed to occur unimpeded, it shows there's is a market and the enforcement of the law is weak.