Fiji Time: 8:53 PM on Saturday 10 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Quarters abuse

Ropate Valemei
Saturday, March 29, 2014

THERE was wastage and abuse of government quarters by their previous tenants.

This was revealed by PSC permanent secretary Parmesh Chand, who said so many prime and valuable assets owned by the government had deteriorated.

Without revealing the estimated figures of the repairs and maintenance for past years, Mr Chand said it cost the government millions of dollars.

"This is for government housing, quarters and even related office premises but largely government housing and quarters," Mr Chand said.

He said the PSC did not receive a separate budget for repairs and maintenance but was sourced from rental receipts from occupants in the quarters.

Speaking at the handover of surplus cash generated from government quarters trading and manufacturing account (TMA), Mr Chand said government quarters were largely in a state of neglect and disrepair prior to the reforms implemented by the government

"The reforms simply were consolidation of management government quarters into PSC, opening of a trade and manufacturing account (TMA) to allow revenue from government quarters and its repairs and allow maintenance to be met from a dedicated account," Mr Chand said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64000.6210
JPY 55.899352.8993
GBP 0.38380.3758
EUR 0.45640.4444
NZD 0.68230.6493
AUD 0.65300.6280
USD 0.48690.4699

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 09th December, 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Torture report
  2. Hong Kong thrash Fijianas
  3. Body found on Suva foreshore
  4. Plight of homeless, pregnant couple
  5. Relief turns to disappointment for villagers
  6. 'Stay focused'
  7. Embassy looks into Seaton's removal
  8. Cameras in court
  9. Vuniwaqa: Social changes needed to fight abuse
  10. Quake hits Solomons, Fijians safe

Top Stories this Week

  1. Superstition or fact Sunday (04 Dec)
  2. Fiji mum, baby kept in cell Wednesday (07 Dec)
  3. Young, no home and pregnant Friday (09 Dec)
  4. Fatal torture Wednesday (07 Dec)
  5. Salary review plan for teachers, says Reddy Monday (05 Dec)
  6. Year 10 results out, 45pc pass Wednesday (07 Dec)
  7. Fiji's Year 10 results out Tuesday (06 Dec)
  8. 9 years on Friday (09 Dec)
  9. PM did not endorse app Sunday (04 Dec)
  10. Soko's message Tuesday (06 Dec)