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Insufficient funds affected Police Capital projects

June 21, 2017 5:29 am

The unavailability of funds is one of the major issues faced by the Police Force in undertaking some of their 2014/2015 capital projects.

This was highlighted by the Fiji Police Force Manager Procurement, Amitesh Prasad, to the Public Accounts Committee while giving submissions on the 2014 and 2015 Audited Accounts today.

Prasad says most of the projects had to be completed in the following financial year.

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FYI, The Fiji Police Force was following the same process whereby the presence of the Head from the Ministry of Works to build exactly the same barracks of the Presidents Compound which amount to $254,634. The construction of the Kadavu Police Quarters, in order to fund Band Barrack A & B, this was put on hold as there was insufficient fund to undertake the project.

Public Accounts Committee Member Aseri Radrodro questioned whether the renovation of the Kadavu police quarters will go ahead.

“Regarding the renovation work that was intended for Kadavu quarters, i believe the currently occupancy of the quarters, what will happen to the renovation of the quarters has initially planned.
Prasad-We are going to do a mandatory solution for the time being just to renovate a portion of it, but in the long term, we will be asking for a rollover of this project.”

Prasad adds land acquisition is also one of the major issues faced by the Fiji Police.

All Police capital projects are currently under consideration by the Construction Implementation Unit and the Ministry for Economy.

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