There’s some suggestion that NZ First are planning a come back, which would be great because maybe they could explain this colossal fuck up…
Newshub can reveal a major Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) announcement made just days out from the election has massively failed to deliver on jobs.
Almost $100 million was earmarked to upgrade marae across the country. It was meant to create more than 3000 jobs, but with half the money already spent, it’s managed just 5 percent of that: 158 full-time jobs.
…Jesus wept this is grim reading…
The money was destined for 351 marae in dire need of repair, with the $96 million fund meant to create more than 3100 jobs.
All the money has been allocated but only half has been spent – and instead of creating thousands of jobs, Newshub can reveal only 266 people are employed. Of those, just 158 are in full-time jobs.
…to throw money around like this and get only 5% of the promised jobs is gasp inducing in its incompetence.
How can we get basic things like upgrading Marae so badly wrong???
If NZ First do make a come back – this is the first question they have to answer.
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