Fiji Time: 6:36 PM on Wednesday 7 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

$40k aim for council

Repeka Nasiko
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

THE Ba Provincial Youth Council hopes to raise $40,000 for its operational costs at a youth festival planned for September 10-13.

This is after the youth council stopped receiving funding two years ago from the provincial council.

"We have been struggling since our annual budgets were stopped," said youth council president Jone Baravilala.

"Our operational cost every year is about $40,000 but after the funding was stopped, we have been unable to carry out our work efficiently.

"That is why we need the Ba Provincial Youth Festival in order to raise funds for our office.

"We need to keep the office running because we generally cater for all the youths in the province.

"We facilitate initiatives and employment opportunities for our youths and self-help projects initiated by NGOs."

He said the difficulties faced by the council over the past two years were immense.

"We have a full time employee who works for the youth council but after funding was stopped, we haven't been able to pay our staff their salary."

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 0.61410.5951
JPY 57.033254.0332
GBP 0.30900.3010
EUR 0.41900.4070
NZD 0.72780.6948
AUD 0.66430.6393
USD 0.47080.4538



Exchange Rate updated on 6th October 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mum upset
  2. Fiji thrash Uruguay 47-15
  3. FRCA duo sent home
  4. Patel is still in charge at Fiji FA
  5. Applications open for PS posts
  6. China's new glass-bottom walkway cracks
  7. Incident prompts new plea
  8. 'Domestic violence affects productivity'
  9. Minister launches TTF luxury coaches
  10. Authorities investigate fire incidents and death

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rugby outcry Monday (05 Oct)
  2. Fisherman has whale of a day Tuesday (06 Oct)
  3. Tired Wales march on after holding off feisty Fiji Friday (02 Oct)
  4. Man faces further charges of rape, indecent assault Friday (02 Oct)
  5. Family robbed, fear for lives Monday (05 Oct)
  6. Botia up for Wales clash Thursday (01 Oct)
  7. Escapee on the run Thursday (01 Oct)
  8. Court rules on woman's funeral rites Thursday (01 Oct)
  9. The murders and tragedies of Vatuwaqa Tuesday (06 Oct)
  10. Sex offenders top list, taxpayers foot $15,660 per day Tuesday (06 Oct)