False information provided to obtain taxi permits: LTA
July 31, 2018 7:00 am
The Land Transport Authority has discovered that some applicants who were awarded provisional taxi permits in Lautoka over the weekend allegedly provided false information.
The Authority is warning those who obtained the provisional permits by providing incorrect information to return their permit letter no later than August 21st.
The LTA warns failure to do so will result in criminal prosecution under the Crimes Act 2009.
The letter has a 90-day provisional period that is given to any new taxi permit recipient to comply with the necessary requirements.
The LTA says upon investigation, if it’s established that false information was provided by any recipient they will revoke the provisional permit and refer the matter for appropriate criminal prosecution.
The public are also urged to provide information on individuals who may have made false statutory declaration to acquire the permits.
The LTA says the permit application form required the applicant to sign and confirm that the information provided is true and met the criteria pursuant to the Land Transport Regulations 2017.
Furthermore it also required the applicant to make a statutory declaration, signed by an authorized official, Justice of Peace or Commissioner of Oaths declaring that the information is true and correct.