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Defaulters Owe Two Councils $15 Million In Town Rates

According to Nasinu and Nausori Town Council chief executive officer Anurashika Bari, many ratepayers faced financial constraints during the current economic situation.
03 Sep 2021 09:55
Defaulters Owe Two Councils $15 Million In Town Rates
Traffic at Nasinu Town. Photo: Leon Lord

Defaulting ratepayers of Nasinu and Nausori Towns owe their respective councils $15 million in rates.

At the end of June this year, Nasinu Town Council’s rate and garbage arrears was $9.4 million, while Nausori Town Council’s was $4.5 million.

According to Nasinu and Nausori Town Council chief executive officer Anurashika Bari, many ratepayers faced financial constraints during the current economic situation.

Keeping that in mind, the special administrators made a resolution to offer a discount on payment of rates in full and also on payment on arrears.

“There is a seven per cent discount, if rate arrears are paid in full in September 2021 and a five per cent discount, if they are paid in full between October to December 2021,” she said.

“Nasinu and Nausori Town Council is encouraging all ratepayers to take advantage of this discount offer and also to update their records so the council can serve them better.”https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1G6SM23DvrEYARviokCMuxOnUv_kFzAAbdp6vfzM3LNQ/prefill

She highlighted that there were two capital projects in progress. The first one is the construction of a Nakasi Market, Satellite Bus Station and a car park where the old Nausori Golf Club used to be. Suva City Council is owed $23 million in rates, Lautoka $7 million, Ba $1 million and Savusavu half a million

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