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By CAROLINE RATUCADRA
The Housing Authority of Fiji (HA) is extending its flood assistance programme by offering a nationwide discount to its customers’ ground rent accounts.
Effective immediately, HA leased land customers who make payment till May 31 will receive an eight per cent discount.
In a Ministry of Information release, it stated that ground rent customers will receive a six per cent discount until June 30.
Another four per cent discount will be in place for the month of July.
HA chief executive officer, Alipate Naiorosui, said: “The discounted ground rent is particularly targeted at assisting homeowners who were affected by the recent floods however we are extending it nationwide to cover all our customers in these hard times”.
Initially the HA had offered a “one off” ground rent discount last year with the aim of assisting customers who were facing financial difficulties in meeting their ground rent payments.
Mr Naiorosui said considering the extent of damage that the recent floods have caused, the discount has been included in its flood assistance programme.
“I would like to encourage our Housing Authority lease customers to take advantage of this ground rent discount being offered”, Mr Naiorosui said.