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Town ready to rock

Felix Chaudhary
Thursday, April 10, 2014

FORMER mayors, street sweepers, retired council workers and sports legends will be acknowledged for their work and commitment to Ba.

The soccer crazy town gets ready to celebrate 75th anniversary tomorrow, according to special administrator Praveen Bala.

"To mark the beginning of our 75th anniversary as a town, we will recognise everyone who has contributed to the development and success of Ba," he said.

"This includes former mayors, council workers, street sweepers, retired staff and sports stars.

"Ba has played and continues to play a significant role in the country and we will use this year-long anniversary celebration to recognise the efforts of everyone who has contributed and those who work tirelessly every day to keep our hometown beautiful and operational."

Ba was incorporated as a town in 1939 and is governed by a 15-member council.

At the last municipal election held in 2005, 14 of the 15 seats were won by the National Federation Party.

Ba Town covers an area of 327 square kilometres and has a population of about 15,000.

Although Ba is regarded as an agriculture centre, it is also recognised as the hometown for some of the country's most successful businesses.

Prime Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama will open the celebrations at Ba Civic Museum tomorrow morning.








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