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FEO verifies parties’ financial audits showing their income and expenditure for 2018
Party accounts available for public for 50 cents a page

FEO verifies parties’ financial audits showing their income and expenditure for 2018

Party accounts available for public for 50 cents a page

By Vijay Narayan
Wednesday 16/09/2020

The Fijian Elections Office says the verification of all the financial disclosures for 2018 for the political parties will be done over the next few weeks.

According to the disclosures, the FijiFirst received donations amounting to $2.501 million and members registrations totaled $9,522.

Their biggest expenditure was advertising and campaigning in 2018 which totaled $5.455 million.

The FijiFirst had total income of $2.93 million while their total expenditure was $6.311 million.

Their net surplus at the beginning of 2018 was $3.5 million and surplus at the end of 2018 was $169,922.

SODELPA had candidate levy as income in 2018 totaling $260,926, donations $21,177, fundraising $58,344, MP Levy $37,688, others $56,807 and soli $300,550.

Their total income was $991,111 while the total expenditure for 2018 was $1.01 million.

They had a deficit of $24,760.

NFP’s accounts are not available at this stage as they have to rectify their breaches as stated by the Registrar of Political Parties, Mohammed Saneem.

The total income for the Fiji Labour Party for 2018 was $55,769.

Their total donations was $14,230, levy $30,000, fundraising $11,483 and members subscriptions $39.

Their total expenditure was $47,697.

Unity Fiji had total income of $84,617.

This included candidate fees totaling $45,843, donations $16,228, ticket sales $13,080 and dinner tickets $9,466.

Their total expenditure was $83,222.

Saneem says they will announce further details as they complete their verifications.

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