Good news for Sigatoka ratepayers

CAPTION: Sigatoka Town Council special administrator Jay Whyte, left, with Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Photo: SHALENDRA PRASAD.

By SHALENDRA PRASAD

Sigatoka residents can expect a better incentive in coming weeks to assist in the payment of rate arrears.

The towns newly appointed special administrator Jay Whyte says ratepayers will be informed of the new incentive soon.

?It?s always a challenge collecting rates and without rates a council cannot function well enough to serve its people so we will be making some good announcements soon,? Mr Whyte said.

He said the council will be also working very closely with all stakeholders including those in the tourism industry to make Sigatoka one of the most vibrant towns in the country.

Mr Whyte who officially took office on Tuesday, June 11 said he is open to ideas from members of the public for the benefit of all.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has assured Mr Whyte that the government will fully support the council to look after the affairs of Sigatoka resident and visitors.

The PM met Mr Whyte briefly during the official launch of Higgins Nadi depot at Navakai in Nadi.