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2009 Appropriation Promulgation 2008

REPUBLIC OF FIJI ISLANDS


INTERIM GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
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2009 APPROPRIATION PROMULGATION 2008
(PROMULGATION NO. 27 OF 2008)


IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred upon the Interim Government, and upon the exercise of my own deliberate judgement as President of the Republic of the Fiji Islands as to what is best and good for the people of Fiji, and by the executive authority of the State in accordance with section 85 of the Constitution and such other powers as may appertain, and with the advice of Cabinet, I, Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda, make this Promulgation -


TO APPROPRIATE A SUM OF ONE BILLION, FIVE HUNDRED AND FIVE MILLION, SIX HUNDRED FORTY ONE THOUSAND AND THIRTY ONE DOLLARS FOR THE ORDINARY SERVICES OF GOVERNMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31 DECEMBER 2009


Short title and commencement


1. This Promulgation may be cited as the 2009 Appropriation Promulgation 2008, and comes into force on the 1st of January, 2009.


Appropriation of $1,505,641,031


2. A sum of $1,505,641,031 is to be issued from the Consolidated Fund or other funds of the State, and applied to the ordinary services of the Government for the year ending 31 December 2009, and such sum is to be appropriated for the purposes specified in Schedules 1 and 2 and also the 2009 Budget Estimates.


Government Borrowing


3.-(1) The Government borrowing for 2009 shall not exceed the sum of $522,480,789.


(2) Notwithstanding any other written law and for the purpose of subsection (1), the Minister for Finance may, subject to the approval of Cabinet, borrow on behalf of the State by raising loans not exceeding $522,480,789 in 2009 for the following purposes -


(a) meeting loan repayments for loans raised prior to 2009 and falling due for redemption in part or in whole in 2009;


(b) conversion of maturing loans;


(c) conversion of outstanding treasury bills into loans; and


(d) funding the costs of any expenditure for loans implementation purposes in 2009


Redeployment of $24,235,954


4. Columns 4 and 5 of Schedule 3 sets out the sum of $24,235,954 being redeployed in 2008 by virtue of section 22 of the Financial Management Act 2004.

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SCHEDULE 1
(Section 2)


From the Operating Fund Account
Head No.
Ministry/ Department
Amount


$
1
Office of the President
1,815,415
2
Office of the Prime Minister and People's Charter
17,008,181
3
Office of the Attorney General, Solicitor General and Public Enterprises
9,167,722
4
Ministry of Finance and National Planning
81,655,716
5
Ministry of Provincial Development, Indigenous and Multi Ethnic Affairs
48,121,155
6
Ministry of Defence, National Security, Disaster Management and Immigration
6,782,397
7
Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment
8,535,425
8
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Civil Aviation
24,498,667
9
Office of the Auditor General
3,438,751
10
Elections Office
3,949,375
11
Judiciary
12,813,994
12
Legislature
1,796,159
13
Office of the Ombudsman
1,623,893
14
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
4,789,014
15
Ministry of Justice
19,232,373
16
Department of Information
3,956,087
19
Fiji Military Forces
96,829,035
20
Fiji Police Force
76,381,411
21
Ministry of Education, National Heritage, Culture and Arts
278,408,852
22
Ministry of Health, Women and Social Welfare
179,509,495
23
Ministry of Local Government, Urban Development and Housing

8,323,340
25
Department of Youth and Sports
5,491,442
26
Higher Education Institutions
55,056,261
30
Ministry of Primary Industries
75,559,517
33
Ministry of Lands, Mineral Resources and Environment
41,906,767
34
Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Trade and Communications
48,097,932
40
Ministry of Works and Transport
150,379,056
41
Ministry of Public Utilities and Energy
151,347,636
50
Miscellaneous Services
65,743,963

TOTAL
1,482,219,031

SCHEDULE 2
(Section 2)



From the Lending Fund Account
Amount


$

Re-current Loans

1
Loans to Public Officers
1,000,000
2
Production Loans to Farmers
72,000
3
Loans to Consumer Co-operatives Societies
250,000
4
Loans to Copra Industry for Stabiisation of Earnings
13,500,000
5
Loans to Students attending Tertiary Education Institutions
5,000,000
6
Loans to Private Students
500,000
7
Loans to Timber Industry for Stabilisation of Earnings
1,000,000
8
Loans to Ministers and Members of Parliament
1,100,000

Total Recurrent Loans
22,422,000

Non-Recurrent Loans

1
Students Loan Scheme
1,000,000

Total Non-Recurrent Loans
1,000,000

TOTAL
23,422,000

SCHEDULE 3
(Section 4)




From the Operating Fund Account


1
2
3
4
5
6
Head
Ministry/Department
2008 Budget
Redeployment From
Redeployment To
2008 Revised Budget


$
$
$
$
1
Office of the President

1,569,233



1,569,233
2
Office of the Prime Minister and People’s Charter

17,443,751

(1,500,000)


15,943,751
3
Office of the Attorney General, Solicitor General and Public Enterprises

10,251,112



10,251,112
4
Ministry of Finance and National Planning

90,240,307

(1,573,300)


88,667,007
5
Ministry of Provincial Development, Indigenous and Multi Ethnic Affairs

45,905,200


3,552,160

49,457,360
6
Ministry of Defence, National Security, Disaster Management and Immigration

5,318,566



5,318,566
7
Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment

7,882,213



7,882,213
8
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Civil Aviation

20,941,135

(1,433,904)


19,507,231
9
Office of the Auditor General

3,173,917



3,173,917
10
Elections Office
4,241,087
(2,812,500)

1,428,587
11
Judiciary
12,384,292


12,384,292
12
Legislature
1,019,771


1,019,771
13
Office of the Ombudsman

1,479,889



1,479,889
14
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

4,641,786



4,641,786
15
Ministry of Justice
15,773,103


15,773,103
16
Department of Information

4,422,917



4,422,917
19
Fiji Military Forces

81,521,829

(168,750)


81,353,079
20
Fiji Police Force
70,530,550

2,285,567
72,816,117
21
Ministry of Education, National Heritage, Culture and Arts

296,494,311


8,441,841

304,936,152
22
Ministry of Health, Women and Social Welfare

163,868,260


2,683,930

166,552,190
23
Ministry of Local Government, Urban Development and Housing

11,417,005

(2,250,000)


9,167,005
25
Department of Youth and Sports

4,553,755



4,553,755
30
Ministry of Primary Industries

58,771,357

(2,156,250)


56,615,107
33
Ministry of Lands, Mineral Resources and Environment

40,751,864


3,308,434

44,060,298
34
Ministry of Industry, Tourism, Trade and Communications

31,276,827

(2,081,250)


29,195,577
40
Ministry of Works and Transport

138,753,454


3,168,000

141,921,454
41
Ministry of Public Utilities and Energy

112,416,268

(10,260,000)


102,156,268
50
Miscellaneous Services

45,131,204


796,022

45,927,226


Total

1,302,174,961

(24,235,954)

24,235,954

1,302,174,961

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND this 21st day of November 2008.


J. I. ULUIVUDA

President of the Republic of Fiji

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Attorney General Chambers,

Suvavou House

SUVA


19th of November 2008


2009 APPROPRIATION PROMULGATION 2008
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EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This is not part of the Promulgation and is to indicate its general effect)


1.0 BACKGROUND


1.1 This Promulgation seeks to appropriate a sum of One Billion, Five Hundred And Five Million, Six Hundred Forty One Thousand and Thirty One Dollars for the Ordinary Services of Government For the Year Ending 31st of December 2009.


2.0 CLAUSES


Clause 1 - confers the Short Title


Clause 2 - issues the sum of $1,505,641,031 from the Consolidated Fund or other funds of the State which is to apply to the ordinary services of Government for the Year 2009 and such sums specified in Schedules 1 and 2 and the 2009 Budget Estimates.


Clause 3 - directs that Government Borrowings must not exceed the sum of $522,480,789. However, the Minister for Finance may subject to the approval of Cabinet be able to borrow on behalf of the State not exceeding the sum of $522,480,789 in 2009 but for the purposes set out in paragraphs (a) to (d).


Clause 4 - provides statement of amounts redeployed in 2008 by virtue of section 22 of the Financial Management Act 2004.


3.0 MINISTERIAL RESPONIBILITY
The Promulgation comes under the responsibility of the Minister for Finance and National Planning.


A. SAYED-KHAIYUM

Attorney General, Minister of Justice

Electoral Reform, Public Enterprise & Anti Corruption

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GORRIGENDUM


In the Extraordinary Gazette No. 86 dated Friday 14th November 2008 page 979 Notice No. 1798 "Electronic Transactions Promulgation 2008" which is read as "Promulgation No. 25 of 2008" should have been "Promulgation No. 26 of 2008".



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