Chief explains why march route re­quest was de­clined

The fol­low­ing state­ment is from Fiji Roads Au­thor­ity chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer John Hutchin­son.

Fiji Sun - - Nation -

Fiji Roads Au­thor­ity (FRA) re­spect­fully de­clined the ap­pli­ca­tion made by the Fiji Women’s Rights Move­ment for a tem­po­rary road clo­sure through Suva’s CBD on Satur­day De­cem­ber 10th 2016. It is im­por­tant to un­der­stand that marches through this route on a Satur­day morn­ing would cause sig­nif­i­cant dis­rup­tion, con­ges­tion and over­crowd­ing to the gen­eral pub­lic. The FRA con­firms de­clin­ing sim­i­lar re­quests from other groups re­quest­ing tem­po­rary road clo­sures for these pe­riod. The FRA is more than happy to con­sider the NGO’s re­quest pro­vided it does not add to con­ges­tion and over­crowd­ing by us­ing the sug­gested al­ter­na­tive route. The FRA has a re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure the safety and well-be­ing of all road users and pedes­tri­ans. An al­ter­na­tive route was sug­gested to the NGO who have cho­sen to ig­nore the sug­ges­tion.d. Source: Fiji Roads Au­thor­ity

The FRA has a re­spon­si­bil­ity to en­sure the safety and well-be­ing of all road users and pedes­tri­ans. An al­ter­na­tive route was sug­gested to the NGO who have cho­sen to ig­nore the sug­ges­tion.ng

John Hutchin­son

Fiji Roads Au­thor­ity chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer John Hutchin­son.

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