Council and chamber work together as a team

CAPTION: Nadi Town Council special administrator Aisea Tuidraki, left, with members of the Nadi Chamber of Commerce and Industry this morning. Photo: SHALENDRA PRASAD.

By SHALENDRA PRASAD

Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Board members of the Nadi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) met with the special administrator of Nadi Town Council Aisea Tuidraki this morning to discuss a range of issues for the benefit of the township.

Some of the major issues discussed included the mini bus operators who park illegally in busy spots which affect business during busy hours, drainage issues and the problem of touts scarring tourists away from the town.

Mr Tuidraki has assured members of the NCCI that the council will be working closely with the chamber to address all issues.

A classic example of the Sigatoka Town Council was given whereby the council there is taking a proactive approach in all such matters now affecting Nadi as well.

NCCI board member Commander Koroilavesau said tourists from the visiting cruise ships berthing off Nadi Bay are chartered away to other places than to Nadi town because of the touting problems.

?We should get these shops which are encouraging touting to become part of the chamber as members so that we can implement some rules on them and tell them not to encourage such activities,? Commander Semi said.

Chamber president Dr Ram Raju said there should be regular meetings between the council and the chamber so that both the organizations work as a team for the betterment of Nadi.