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Misuse of funds in question

February 13, 2016 8:06 pm

Alleged misuse of funds was top on the agenda for members of the Veivueti Cooperative Taxi Association in Nausori during a meeting on Friday.

Members claim that money set aside as savings have disappeared from the company account.

More than fifteen thousand dollars have allegedly been withdrawn from the bank without the knowledge of registered members.

Secretary Ilisoni Navila says when the taxi business started in 2013, money was deducted from the members income on a daily basis for their savings.

Navila says the man suspected to be behind the misuse is the chairperson of the Association who was assigned to collect and deposit the money.

“By last week we have witnessed and I have also got the bank statement with me showing that it had a great downfall so that’s why we are here for a new election.”

It is believed the chair is away overseas and attempts to get comments from him remain futile.

The taxi base was opened by Prime Minister Voerqe Bainimarama three years ago in an effort to lift the standard of business amongst i-taukei taxi drivers.