To fund the construction of 1000 homes annually and create jobs, a Unity Fiji government will reduce funding to the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.
Party leader Savenaca Narube said this during a community engagement in Raiwai, Suva this week.
He said that was one of the measures they planned to undertake so basic human needs such as housing could be addressed.
Mr. Narube claimed that for many years the government has invested heavily into the RFMF and ignored the needs of the people.
He said the government only invested $15 million in housing while it injected more into the military.
Mr Narube said according to their manifesto, Unity Fiji would invest $100 million in the housing sector for the construction of 1000 homes annually.
“Housing and increasing employment are two most important things that we will focus on,” the former Reserve Bank of Fiji governor said.
“We need to invest more money into housing, putting money into people’s pockets and generating more employment for people.”
He urged voters to look back at the sacrifices that political party leaders have made prior to standing for the general election.
“Vote for prosperity, not only for the short-term but for the long-term.
“This is the time that lollies will be thrown around such as fiberglass boats, utensils and farming tools to make people think that government is working for their good.”
The RFMF received an allocation of $94.1 million in the 2022-2023 National Budget, an increase of $8 million from the revised 2021-2022 budget allocation.