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$18m in city rate arrears

Tevita Vuibau
Monday, January 07, 2013

THE Suva City Council is pleading with ratepayers to regularise their payments after revealing it is owed $18million in rates and charges.

SCC special administrator Chandu Umaria said the council needed the funds to assist with payment for development projects planned for the capital this year.

He said the council would take a tougher approach to deal with rate dodgers, saying it would use the power of the law to retrieve what was owed.

However, Mr Umaria said the council was willing to seek a compromise with ratepayers on their outstanding bills.

"If you owe rates please do come in and see us, and we can arrange for some sort of payment plan and if your difficulties are great then we can also write to the Minister for Local Government who has the power to waive rates," he explained. Last week SCC announced that ratepayers who paid up in January would get a 15 per cent discount.





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