There is no other form of Government spending that has been subject to more accusations of corruption than hurricane relief spending. Under Ratu Mara there were always accusations that Lau got more than its fair share. Now we learn that the Auditor-General has found that the Minister of Rural and Maritime Developments “didn’t reconcile the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Trust Fund receipt and expenditure in the FMS general ledger as no expenditure was maintained” – NO expenditure ledger was maintained?? Was the money handed out of a big sack carried around by Rokoura and Naliva?
Explaining this is going to be very interesting.