RFMF receives allocation of $103.3m
July 2, 2018 1:03 am
The government has allocated the Fiji Military Force$103.3m from 2018/2019 national budget.
Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says this is an increase of $7.1m.
Sayed-Khaiyum says $4.5m has been allocated for the purchase of goods and services to better equip and prepare RFMF personnel’s.
He says $500,000 has alos been allocated to renovate and upgrade the existing RFMF quarters and barracks.
The Minister says there’s a total of 95 quarters and barracks within RFMF, 74 of which require maintenance.
Meanwhile, $150,000 has been allocated to fund an existing bank account in Australia which is used to provide quick access to funds for purchases of parts and equipments that are exclusive to Australia