FRA says FTUC's permit rejection not politically motivated
May 3, 2019 8:30 am
The rejection of the Fiji Trades Union Congress application to hold a march in Nadi tomorrow was not politically motivated.
This was confirmed by the Fiji Roads Authority.
The FRA Chief Executive Jonathan Moore says they had discussions with the Police Force who had security concerns in relation to the march as there is a lot of movement in Nadi with the ADB meeting underway.
He says they are also in the middle of construction work in Nadi town.
Moore stresses that there was no other reason behind the rejection.
“We remain independent in what we do. We rejected this march on purely technical reasons. We have accepted plenty others but none of it was near to this kind of march so if people are thinking that it is some kind of political motivation behind this than absolutely not. I speak to Ministers about FRA plans, conditions of the roads, funding that kind of thing not about union march and politics.”
FTUC was expecting 10,000 people to participate in the march.