Labour get $146k in gifts

Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry speaks to party supporters during the launch of the party's manifesto at the Wesley Church hall in Suva on Thursday, November 17, 2022. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

The Fiji Labour Party (FLP) received $146,564 in gifts, according to its accounts as of December 31, 2022 that was submitted to the Fijian Elections Office.

FLP had a total income of $186,728 and total expenses of $139,062, resulting in a profit of $47,666 for the year.

This information has been submitted to the Fijian Elections Office as required under the Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, and Funding & Disclosures) Act, 2013.

FLP’s major expenses were $60,908 related to the elections, $44,000 that was paid to the Fijian Elections Office as candidate levy, $14,899 on legal fees and costs and $10,805 as office rent.

The party has declared it had $50,326 in a Bank of Baroda account.

The Fiji Labour Party said it received $55 in members’ fee and subscriptions.

FLP states in the accounts it has 8271 members when it was registered on May 2, 2013.

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