Fiji Time: 11:10 AM on Saturday 10 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.








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. 'Stay focused'
  3. Plight of homeless, pregnant couple
  4. Embassy looks into Seaton's removal
  5. Cameras in court
  6. Quake hits Solomons, Fijians safe
  7. A-G launches Laws of Fiji revised edition
  8. Vuniwaqa: Social changes needed to fight abuse
  9. Towards a global university
  10. FICAC advocacy in schools

Top Stories this Week

  1. Superstition or fact Sunday (04 Dec)
  2. Fiji mum, baby kept in cell Wednesday (07 Dec)
  3. Fatal torture Wednesday (07 Dec)
  4. Young, no home and pregnant Friday (09 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. PM did not endorse app Sunday (04 Dec)
  9. 9 years on Friday (09 Dec)
  10. Soko's message Tuesday (06 Dec)