May 26, 2019 Last Updated 9:46 AM, May 26, 2019

LTA boss on $0.5million salary

  • Mar 01, 2019
  • By  Netani Rika
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BY Netani Rika

DOCUMENTS released today show that the head of Fiji's Land Transport Authority is being paid over half a million dollars annually.


Samuel Simpson was hired last year from the United Kingdom where he had experience managing a large bus operations in London, Manchester, Birmingham, West Yorkshire including being responsible for regulatory functions, safety and operational standards.


Documents leaked on social media included a letter from Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum revealing that Simpson was to be paid $539,747 per annum and be eligible for a bonus of up to 15 per cent of his base salary upon achievement of Key Performance Indicators.


The salary is 100 times the amount earned by a worker on the national minimum wage of $2.68 an hour or $5574 per year.

Simpson also receives an official vehicle and telephone as part of his package.

An average worker at the LTA earns $21,614 - $25,937.

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