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Ba Town Council’s Special Administrator - Arun Prasad has been relieved of his duties effective immediately.
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Shireen Lata
Ba Town Council’s Special Administrator – Arun Prasad has been relieved of his duties effective immediately.
In a statement yesterday afternoon, Acting Local Government Minister – Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum said there is evidence that Prasad obtained waivers and discounts on rates that he and his family owed for properties.
Sayed-Khaiyum said Prasad has abused his position for personal gain and has often and repeatedly acted in a manner unbecoming of a public officer.
Last week, Sayed-Khaiyum intervened on behalf of Fijians living in the Clopcott squatter settlement in Ba, who were victims of Prasad’s aggressive threats to illegally cut off their water and electricity and were not properly consulted regarding resettlement.
Prasad will be replaced by the Special Administrator of Lautoka, Praveen Bala .
Meanwhile Robin Ali, a former CEO of the Nadi Town Council, has been appointed as new Special Administrator in Nadi.
FBC News has not been able to get a comment from Prasad.