Minister for Defence and National Security Ratu Inoke Kubuabola says the policy which requires people to have a driving license if they want to join the police force, will not change.
He made the comments after SODELPA MP Jiosefa Dulakiverata had said that this policy is discriminatory because what it is being implied is that everyone in Fiji, irrelevant of their background have the means to obtain a driver’s license or they must have a car in their home.
He then asked Kubuabola, if a policy can be put in place that after recruitment they are given time to get the license.
The Defence Minister says that there is no element of discrimination or segregation to the driving requirements.
He says that there is no driver’s positions in the Fiji Police Force and all officers have to know how to drive when they attend any reports.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.