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Ratepayers Owe Nasinu $7.5 Million

September 03
09:16 2014

Nasinu is the most populous municipality in Fiji with 87,446 residents; yet the Nasinu Town Council is pleading with ratepayers to regularise their rates payments.

An amount of $7.5million is still owed to it, said the town’s special administrator, Mosese Kama, at the handing over of rubbish bins to the 13,000 ratepayers of Nasinu Town yesterday.

“Nasinu has in place a strategic five- year plan with its vision and mission to be the best municipality in the South Pacific,” Mr Kama said.

He said they needed to build pride in their heritage and secure a better future for the stakeholders in providing sustainable and quality services.

“We need the funds to assist with the development projects planned and we are urging people to pay their rates.”

The Attorney- General and Minister for Local Government, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, said Nasinu was the largest municipality but the most underdeveloped infrastructure comparatively.

“The Fiji Roads Authority has already started to make footpaths and new streetlights in various areas in Nasinu.” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said Nasinu also had a Legal Aid Centre for people not able to afford a lawyer.

“We also have plans to build a multi-purpose park.”

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