Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 4:23 PM on Tuesday 2 September

/ Front page / News

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.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 45 detained
  2. Teen's ice bucket death
  3. Suburb housing project offers 210 flats
  4. Accident claims another life
  5. Ban assures Fiji
  6. Nusra demands compensation, aid, for release of soldiers
  7. Filipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis
  8. UN demands release of captured Fijian soldiers
  9. Unique desserts shop opens
  10. Family dispute leaves one dead, two in hospital

Top Stories this Week

  1. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  2. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)
  3. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  4. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)
  5. Going Golan Monday (01 Sep)
  6. Dad tells of heartache as son is buried Wednesday (27 Aug)
  7. Rebels take our soldiers Saturday (30 Aug)
  8. Tough but right Monday (01 Sep)
  9. Police assault claim Thursday (28 Aug)
  10. Military not taking sides Monday (01 Sep)