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Council records sharp drop in levies

Luke Rawalai
Monday, May 12, 2014

THE Cakaudrove Provincial Council has identified a sharp decrease in the amount of provincial levies from members of the province.

Roko tui Cakaudrove Bulutani Mataitawakilai revealed this at the council's meeting last week saying the council depended on two forms of funding which was government funding and levies given by members of the province.

Mr Bulutani told members of the council that funds given by government catered for the council's staff pay.

"We often relied on the provincial levies for the operation cost of the council but since the levies have been decreasing every year we have done up a budget this year to correspond with the levies given in by members of the province," Mr Bulutani said.

"The provincial levy this year is $67,000 and this is insufficient when considering the operational need on the ground. The council also relies on its shares from the Fijian Holdings Limited and currently we are looking at being self sufficient by entering into income generating projects."

Mr Bulutani said for this purpose they had started a yaqona farm in Nasoata outside Savusavu Town.

"There has been an increasing interest from non-government organisations (NGOs) to fund certain projects that corresponds to their work.








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