Policy on G-vehicles

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THE Ministry of Infrastructure Development has passed a policy last year to control Government vehicles.

Deputy Prime Minister and also Minister of MID, Manasseh Maelanga confirmed this when asked during the Committee of Supply in Parliament yesterday.

Member of Parliament for West Are Are, John Maneniaru raised this issue following a number of traffic accidents involving government vehicles in recent weeks.

Maelanga said the ministry has a policy to purchase vehicle and allocate to the ministries.

He said his Permanent Secretary had already gave advice to the ministries on the new policy.

Furthermore, MP for Aoke Langalanga, Mathew Wale asked how many G-plate vehicles the ministry will purchase this year.

Maelanga said the amount provided in the budget will cater for purchase of vehicles this year.

About $8.4 million was allocated under the Ministry’s budget to purchase new vehicles.

In the meantime, the public has raised concern on social media after two G-plated vehicles were involved in road accidents over the weekend.