Fiji Time: 6:23 PM on Friday 27 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Taxes fund works

Mere Naleba
Thursday, April 03, 2014

THE government last year collected $1.85billion in taxes, according to Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation Dr Jiko Luveni.

Dr Luveni told Lau villagers that developments in the maritime zone was possible through the funds collected by the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority which was shifted towards nation-building in the maritime islands and other government projects.

Dr Luveni said many people wondered where the government got the money spent on projects; she said it was important for people to understand that the money came from the taxes collected over the years.

She said many questions had been raised by disgruntled Fijians wanting to know where the government was sourcing money from for projects.

The people of Lau were also advised that government was working on programs that would see grassroots Fijians benefiting from these schemes.

"This government wants you to know that you are first class citizens and not second or third class," Dr Luveni said.

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62590.6069
JPY 58.270455.2704
GBP 0.31140.3034
EUR 0.44340.4314
NZD 0.72230.6893
AUD 0.65460.6296
USD 0.47290.4559



Exchange Rate updated on 27th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Police look into allege gun use
  2. Hazelman on the world stage
  3. No way in
  4. Singh cautions Kumar on statements
  5. Talks begin on removal of fuel and sunken vessel
  6. Company looks at claims
  7. Village head, pastor face rape charge
  8. Violent impact
  9. Models arrive for show
  10. HOTEC exciting, says Naidu

Top Stories this Week

  1. Left for dead Wednesday (25 Nov)
  2. MV Suilven sinks Wednesday (25 Nov)
  3. 8 years for raping man Tuesday (24 Nov)
  4. MV Suilven sinks in Suva Harbour Tuesday (24 Nov)
  5. Friend indeed Monday (23 Nov)
  6. Torture suspects known to police Thursday (26 Nov)
  7. 'Racial slur' Sunday (22 Nov)
  8. Sevens hurdle Tuesday (24 Nov)
  9. Sex assault claim Thursday (26 Nov)
  10. Prof Prasad leaves school premises as 'mark of respect' Monday (23 Nov)