29 Jan 2015

Fiji finance ministry official questions military spending

10:48 am on 29 January 2015

A finance ministry official in Fiji has questioned the 23 million US dollars spent by the military in 2007.

Fiji Village reports that in a session of parliament's Public Accounts Committee, Emosi Dovibua, said an Auditor General's report didn't clearly detail how the money was used.

However, the deputy auditor general, Atunaisa Nadakuitavuki, said that was because the issue only focussed on over expenditure and not on how the money was spent.

Fiji Village also says that former prime minister and Finance Minister Mahendra Chaudhry that the 2007 overspend was a direct result of the 2006 coup that installed Frank Bainimarama as Prime Minister.

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