Amnesty period given to rate payers
March 27, 2019 5:40 am
Rate payers of the Nausori Town Council have been given an amnesty period to pay up their dues.
Senior Officer for the Local Government Ministry – Alipate Mataivelia says the amnesty period is for 7 months and it’s from February to August.
Mataivelia says those who pay their dues within the period will not have to pay any interest.
He says this is done to ensure that the overdue amount is paid as there’s close to two million dollars’ worth of rate arrears owed to the council.
“So from the beginning of this year we have put up a cabinet paper from our Ministry for the rate amnesty period that is from February to August and it’s focused only for resident’s rate payers because its only residents rate payers who are in arrears.”
The Ministry is working closely with all municipalities around the country to deal with rates arrears.