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Sigatoka town council fails to submit documents

October 31, 2017 1:28 am

The Sigatoka Town Council has failed to provide any supporting document to justify the existence of miscellaneous deposits worth $57,817 – accumulated for more than 20 years.

The council made their submissions on the 2014 Auditor-General’s Report on Municipal Councils to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in Suva this morning.

The matter was discussed at length during the submission.

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Council Manager Finance Mohini Nair says the sundry deposits of the town council are made up of deposits paid by tenants and contractors to the council.

The Council was advised by the committee to write a letter to the Local Government Ministry for the write off of this amount.

The ministry informed the Committee that they have received the letter from the Sigatoka town council however will await discussions with the Office of the Auditor General.

The Auditor Generals’ office is expected to provide legal advice to the local government ministry since the amount is quite substantial.

Committee Chair Ashneel Sudhakar says there were lack of actions taken by the previous council executives.

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