People, military blow out their budget to the tune of $45.5 million and the Ministry of Finance under Chaudary’s watch (yes Fiji’s Robin Hood) had to divert money away from our kids education and medicine to prop up these thugs. Read all about it below or watch the video on www.fijitv.info.fj
For the next 10 years, taxpayers will foot the bill for salaries for military personnel.That’s the view of academic, Professor Wadan Narsey, who after his analysis of the 2009 Budget says the Finance Ministry is struggling to keep up with the Military’s continuing over-spending.
Professor Wadan Narsey has been closely analyzing figures presented in the 2009 Budget estimates.
He says the true image of the Budget is in the 2007 Actual Expenditures.
Professor Wadan says while he’s appreciative of incentives put forward for economic growth, he’s troubled though, with the 15 million dollar boost for the RFMF’s National Budget.
Professor Wadan claims that the Military in 2007 overspent in the tune of 50 million dollars.
It doesn’t end there, the academic also discovered that funds initially allocated to other government ministries have been re-directed to the RFMF.
Page 168 of the Budget Estimates, for the Health Ministry… Professor Wadan revealed 15 million dollars initially allocated for the purchase of goods and services fell short by 5 million dollars.
Then there’s the $23 million allocated as salary for military personnel, he estimates that Tax payers will now paying 230 million dollars in the next ten years.
He adds if the current trend continues, and if government revenue continues to decrease then there will have to be sacrifices within.
This afternoon, the Military said it will not entertain Professor Wada Narsey’s analysis over the Military financial affairs.
Meanwhile, the National Alliance Party, in a statement, says the increment is 30 years overdue citing the military peacekeeping mission over the years have been a major contributor to the national economy.
You can download the ful video on www.fijitv.info.fj and also watch the pathetic arrogant and stupid response from Neumi Leweni and what about the pathetic outrageous claims from the New Alliance. No wonder they got the amount of vote they deserved in the last election. Can somebody ask them why we should rewarding the very people who have now trashed the good reputation of the RFMF for the good deeds, sweat and blood of those who served thirty years ago in UNIFIL most of them are dead now or have left the Military.