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Drop in provincial levies

Luke Rawalai
Monday, November 26, 2012

THE Cakaudrove Provincial Council office has noticed a drastic decrease in the provincial levies from the people of Cakaudrove.

Assistant roko tui Cakaudrove Sara Bulutani had told the council meeting last Thursday that they have identified loopholes that contributed to the decrease of levies given to the council.

"People are not aware of the levies and they need to be told that the provincial council depends a lot on this," Mr Bulutani said.

"They are not aware of how the money that is given to the coffers of the council is used to contribute to the development of the province. People within the province are not fully aware of the provincial office and its functions," he said. Mr Bulutani told the council that the people of Cakaudrove in urban areas were not giving enough and most of the money that the office functions on are given by villagers.

"Yet when scholarships funded by the council are released— it is people in towns and cities around the country who call to enquire about the scholarships," Mr Bulutani said.