07-Dip-Ba-Town

Report
Ba Town Council
Population
The population of the Ba Town is about
15,000 people with total area of 488
hectares and has 1232 rateable
properties.
Ba Town has five wards – namely:-1.
Central
2.
Varadoli
3.
Rarawai
4.
Yalalevu
5.
Namosau
Establishment
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Town was settled in 1864 and in 1886 the
Rarawai sugar mill was establishment.
In 1905 Ba Rural Local Authority was
established under the Public Health Act
Ordinance.
Ba was proclaimed as township under the
township ordinance in 1939.
Vision
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A muti-cultural population living in peace and
harmony based on industry, respect for the right
of others and the rule of law.
A municipal government that is transparent,
accountable and involves its elaborates and
constituencies in municipal execution.
A healthily and clean urban environment
sustained by quality municipal health and
planning services and amenities.
Rubbish dump
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The Ba Rubbish dump was established on April,
1984.
The area of the dump is 7.9 acres that is 3.2046
hectares
Collection days in all 5 wards are three(3) per
week i.e. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Mission
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To promote health, welfare and convenience of
the inhabitants of the municipality and to
preserve the amenties and credit.
Economy
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The sugar industry is the dominant activity in Ba
Town. The importance of the sugar industry in
the life of Ba District may be gauged by the
level of activity in Ba Town itself, which comes
alive on the pay day of the cane harvesting
season.
Rubbish Dump
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The Ba Rubbish Dump wasa establishmed on 1st April,
1984
Area of the Dump is 3,2046 (7.9 Acres)
Collection days in the all 5 wards are 3 days per weeks
i.e. Monday, Wednesday and Friday with about 3000
bins
However, the collection of the of the market rubbish is
done on daily basis
Household rubbish,green waste and industrial waste are
dumped separately.
Cont.
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Distance form the Council to the Rubbish
Dump is 4km.
The dumpling method is semi—crude i.e. the
rubbish is pushed one side and covered with soil
after couple of weeks.
The rubbish dump is kept under lock and key.
Dump attendant is usually present on dumping
days.
Expenditure
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Maintenance of Rubbish dump $9,085 pa
Contractor’s Payments
$50,300pa
Dump Attendant
$6,000pa
Income
2006
$2,663.00
Limitations/Problems
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Lack of Resources/Equipments
Lack of Funds
Lack of Manpower
Dump Fires
Scavengers
The End
Thank you for Listening

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