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$26m owed to RFMF: Finance Minister

November 19, 2015 3:29 am

The United Nations owes the Republic of Fiji Military Forces a total of 26 million dollars.

This was revealed in Parliament today during the ongoing debate on the allocations of the 2016 national budget.

Minister for Finance Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says over the last five years Fiji has received in access of 50 million dollars from the United Nations.

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However, Sayed-Khaiyum says he does not know when the 26 million dollars will be paid.

He was responding to questions from Opposition Member Tupou Draunidalo who claims that the government should not be spending so much money on the UN.

Draunidalo says it would be better for government to use these funds for the health services, for schools, to improve infrastructure and services to the maritime areas.

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