The Minister for Local Government Premila Kumar has announced today that Lala Sowane has officially resigned from her post as Chair of the Special Administrators for Lautoka and Ba, effective immediately.

Sowane was appointed the Chair in August 2019. She closely examined the operations of both councils to identify opportunities to increase efficiency, generate income, and strengthen services, made recommendations for improved financial management, and led the development of the 2020 budgets.

The minister said she has accepted Sowane’s resignation and conveyed her appreciation for her service and commitment. Kumar is confident that the other four Special Administrators- Renee Brown, Dipti Sharma, Beatrice Nast, and Dr Rohit Kishore- will continue to do an outstanding job leading Lautoka and Ba.

A new Chair for the Lautoka and Ba Special Administrators will be announced soon.

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