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Call for ratepayers to pay up

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, February 23, 2013

A RAKIRAKI businessman said ratepayers in the country's newest town should meet their financial obligations instead of being concerned about what type of services the municipal council would offer.

Jitendra Kumar, proprietor of Westpace Apparel Limited, said instead of complaining, people should pay up to assist the council in delivering basic services.

"Pay the rates and then the council will be in a financial position to upgrade services.

"I have witnessed the growth of the new town and it is a step in the right direction," he said.

Rakiraki Town Council interim special administrator Seini Raiko-Vunivutu said rates collection was proceeding slower than expected but she was optimistic that things would pick up as people became more aware of the services being provided.

Rakiraki Town has a total of 741 ratepayers and is expecting to collect close to $70,000 in rates per annum.





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