The Ministry of Defence and National Security has noted an increase in their allocated budget, for the new financial year.
Minister for Defence and National Security – Inia Seruiratu says his Ministry has some major initiatives to implement this year, in carrying out its responsibilities, through implementation of Fiji’s National Security Strategy, and upholding the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The Ministry of Defence and National Security’s budget allocation for the new financial year is $16.5 million.
This sees an increase of $10.2 million from it’s allocated budget of $6.3 million in the 2018-2019 financial year.
Some major initiatives set under the Defence Ministry include the administering of government pensions and benefits through Fiji Serviceman’s Aftercare Fund. This includes the funding of monthly allowances, medical and educational assistance to ex-servicemen or their beneficiaries