Profile of the Kiritimati Urban Council (KUC) written

The Kiritimati Urban Council Profile is being produced for publication, thanks to financial support from the CLGF Pacific office in Suva.

The Executive Officer of KiLGA, Rikiaua Takeke, spent a week on Kiritimati from 21-30 January, collecting information from the Council staff and files and other sources and taking photographs across the island as well.

This is part of the Profiling Projects carried out for all Kiribati Councils that is aimed at compiling relevant information on each of the 23 Councils to be published in hard copies and posted on the KiLGA’s website at www.kilga.org.ki for the use of development partners and other interested stakeholders. The involvement and status of women in the Council was also covered in the Profile.

The KUC staff, especially the Mayor, Cr. Mikarite Temariti, were cooperative and supportive and deserve a sincere vote of thanks.

Some key information collected about the Council are given in table below:-

Name Kiritimati Urban Council, KUC
Total Land Area 388km2
Population 2854 Males and 2732 Females – Total: 5586.
Annual Growth 1.8%
Mayor Cr. Mikarite Temariti
Town Clerk Mr. Tekaai Baakoa
No. of elected members 9
No. of Special members 1
No. of Nominated members 2
No. of ex-officio members 3
No. of employees 34 (18 of whom are females)
Date of last (and next) Election Aug. 2012; (Aug. 2016)
Annual Revenue $163,000
Contact details Address – Clerk, KUC, Ronton Town, Christmas Island, KIRIBATIPhone: (686) 81210

E-mail: Tekaai Bakoa (tekaaib@g-mail.com)

 

Members of the KUC posing for a photo at their new Council office in Tabakea village. Top (L-R) – Mr. Kirion  (Nominated Member KPS), Cr. Uarerei Beiataake (Banana), Cr. Bakarawa Buraneita (Poland), Mr. Raion Bataroma (Special Member representing Unimwane), Cr. Kianteroro Buariki (Ronton), Ms. Binti Tauro (Ag. Clerk), Sitting—Cr. Angitio Buraieta (Banana), Cr. Mikarite Temari (Mayor, Tabaekea), Cr. Rutio Banagao (Tabakea), Cr. Nawaia Moua (Ronton)  Not in the photo—Cr. Bunatao Arioka (Ronton), Cr. Taira Kauteta (Tabakea) and the rep. for the women’s group, Nei Baneawa

Members of the KUC posing for a photo at their new Council office in Tabakea village.
Top (L-R) – Mr. Kirion (Nominated Member KPS), Cr. Uarerei Beiataake (Banana), Cr. Bakarawa Buraneita (Poland), Mr. Raion Bataroma (Special Member representing Unimwane), Cr. Kianteroro Buariki (Ronton), Ms. Binti Tauro (Ag. Clerk),
Sitting—Cr. Angitio Buraieta (Banana), Cr. Mikarite Temari (Mayor, Tabaekea), Cr. Rutio Banagao (Tabakea), Cr. Nawaia Moua (Ronton)
Not in the photo—Cr. Bunatao Arioka (Ronton), Cr. Taira Kauteta (Tabakea) and the rep. for the women’s group, Nei Baneawa


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