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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.








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