FRA writes to FEO on illegally-placed campaign billboards

The FijiFirst billboard at Fletcher Rd. Picture: NASIK SWAMI

THERE are 11 billboards placed by political parties that are not located at places approved by the Fiji Roads Authority.

Fiji Roads Authority CEO Jonathan Moore said they had written to the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) informing them of the same.

Mr Moore said there was an agreed list of locations given out where the political parties could erect billboards and we have been monitoring.

“Somebody can stick a board into their garden, it is up to them but this is specifically in the highway corridor,” he said.

The four areas identified in the Northern Division are Nabouwalu Road, Tabia and Naduri rd, junction of Nabouwalu Road and Korovou Road in Seaqaqa, and along Nabouwalu near Nasigasiga.

The seven areas identified in the Central Division are the entrance to Navesi Bridge when travelling from Lami to Suva, Queens Road in Lami just past Novotel, junction of Naisogo Road which is just pass the Vunikawa backroad leading to Joe’s Farm when travelling from Suva to Nausori, opposite the junction of Ratu Mara and Nabua, junction of Falvery Street and Grantham Road in Raiwaqa, junction of Ratu Mara and Waimanu Road and junction of Laucala Bay Road and QED.

The Fijian Elections Office has confirmed that they have not had any billboards removed yet.

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