Taxi owners need to stop operating their business in a vacuum mindset.
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum highlighted this during the 68th Fiji Taxi Association Annual General Meeting at Fun World Hall in Nadi today.
He says taxi drivers need to know what is happening around them as this will help them understand when to extend their service hours based on demand.
Sayed‑Khaiyum says that the Reserve Bank of Fiji has projected that the economy will grow by another 3% between 2018 and 2019 and taxi owners need to understand this.
He adds that as a result of the growth in the economy, taxi owners will need to provide transportation as people are more open to spending.
Meanwhile, Sayed-Khaiyum went on to say that while he was in Lautoka, there were issues raised about the amount of cars on the roads and the traffic caused by it.
He says that last year, there were 10,152 new cars on our roads.
Sayed-Khaiyum says that taxi drivers need to understand and keep up with these issues in order to be able to know about the demand for their services and where it is needed.