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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Auditor General's report: military overspent by $45 million

Official paper work shows what the populace already knows - the military sucked up millions of dollar that wasn't in its budget.

An Auditor General's report shows expenditure for 2007 went over budget $45 million, thanks to the military spending about $126m for the year when it was only allocated $81m.

The details of the report were revealed today by the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, which says millions went on establishing staff, travel and communication, maintenance and operation and goods and services.

Inconsistencies: 
1) The RFMF Trust Fund did not provide records for January to November 2007
2) The reconciliation of December 2007 was dodgy
3) Thirty-four Trust Fund Accounts had overdrawn balances totalling over $1.5m
4) The trust funds did not belong to the illegal government

FBC says concerns were also raised on RFMF’s purchase of various military stores and equipment worth $21m since no funds were allocated in the budget for such purchases.


Dud buys:

1) $272,000 worth of stationeries and office supplies from Mass Stationery in 2007
2) Purchase orders and payment receipts were not issued
3) $79 thousand dollars on vaccines and medical stores
4) Much of the vaccines were not used

16 comments:

TheMax said...

The over expediture is to be expected in the circumstances due to national security

Anonymous said...

What National Security - They should all be charged and thrown in jail as they are doing to other people as they are the National Security Threat themselves to the economy and well being of the people of Fiji.

They are only tough because of their guns - Take it away and see them get a mothet of a hiding from the peoples of Fiji.

Tiger Balm said...

What a surprise - Not!

Just another example of the military and their corrupt practices

Anonymous said...

Overexpenditure is due to Bainison's idiotic stupidity and military's corruption. Fiji cannot afford this criminal gang. Agree with general concensus that Fiji gets rid of the military. It is a money gobbling monster, good for nothing Fiji's number 1 enemy.

Anonymous said...

None of them ever had the qualifications anyway to run government let alone be in government.

green beret said...

It looks as though more money is goingto waste - anyone see this stpry today? Fiji looking to do more peacekeeping ventures and with China.

Fiji will pursue training opportunities in peacekeeping with China, a move applauded by some quarters in the Pacific island nation community on Sunday following moves between the two countries to grow engagement.

Fiji's Minister for Defense, Ratu Epeli Ganilau and officials from China's Ministry of Defense last week met and dialogued on the proposal.

Ganilau said Fiji values its relationship with China due to the wealth of skills and training in rural development and information technology they have offered since Fiji's neighboring countries Australia and New Zealand have backed off.

He also acknowledged the assistance Fiji has received in the past years, with a number of projects underway in the country since the takeover in 2006.

The meeting resolved China will continue to offer training opportunities in Maritime and Engineering Studies and Rural Development.

Since both countries participate in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations around the world, Fiji is exploring training opportunities in this area, to keep abreast with changes given that the global security landscape is ever evolving.

Fiji established diplomatic ties with China 35 years ago.

Anonymous said...

What will happen to the report?

army brat said...

@The Max: Can you tell us? I too would like to know, seriously, what this National Security is.

fiji suffferer said...

this news of massive burnout in RFM budget comes same time as nius of our people living in powertyt> About 45 percent of the Fiji's population live below the poverty line. That is the revelation from Director of FRIENDS or the Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises and Development, Sashi Kiran speaking during the inaugural Annual Leadership summit held in Lami yesterday.

While sharing her experience with the participants, Kiran highlighted that during her visits to the communities, focus has been on Ba and Macuata since it has the highest percentage of the poor.

Kiran added that while people were able to eat, they were not able to send their children to school and or get health services.

Kiran also said that social empowerment is important and they are looking at how to take opportunities to these people so that they are able to make use of the resources.

She said that while people may have the resources and the skills to get into a business, it is no easy for them to actually do it.

Get rid of these leeches!!!!! Who they think they are to waste while ordinary people suffer.

Anonymous said...

Sa qai tu na dei bai na sona levu. Sa wacava na kana i lavo vakayauyau na lala qo mai na keba, isa sa qai vakaloloma dina na veiliutaki. Sa rauta me sega ni dua na ka e rawa mai koronivuli, kari bagi na vodo loto e caka wavoki tuga baleti tamana ga. Lesu i kuiva sega na betemu bai macawa.

sara'ssista said...

yes entirely correct, can someone please explain seriously the the 'national emergency' that required $45 m extra dollars for the military regime without any scrutiny of how it is spent. And BTW that was for 2007 what is the bill for the continuing 'national emergency' for years 2008, 209 and now this year weren't the military caught well over budget for at least the years 2005, 2006 again without any oversight. Given the number of military in the ranks of this illegal regime, public service, government boards etc , i would have thought it would be saving.

Fiji military incompetents said...

Even the idiot Lord Haw Haw of Horowhenua and the shrieking banshee Ms Goebells won't be able to spin this one - although of course they will try and blame Oz and NZ!!!!

Anonymous said...

The national security is for Frank himself; going around with 20 or so security guards! He should have seen John Key walking around Christchurch after the earthquake with no security personnels! Shaking hands with the public, carrying babies, comforting the elderly....bet Frank cannot walk down the streets of Suva by himself!

Anonymous said...

The national security is for Frank himself; going around with 20 or so security guards! He should have seen John Key walking around Christchurch after the earthquake with no security personnels! Shaking hands with the public, carrying babies, comforting the elderly....bet Frank cannot walk down the streets of Suva by himself!

Jekesoni Saumaki said...

Me vaqaqai vinaka na Regimental Fund kei na Benevolence Fund before they burn up the evidence.

Jekesoni Saumaki said...

@ the max, mo taura ga na national security qori sosomaka i nomu s.