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  • With the maintenance of law and order high on the agenda of the Government, a sum of $2.68 billion has been budgeted to bolster the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) military services.
  • This includes $923 million to facilitate the acquisition of assorted vehicles for the Jamaica Defence Force; a further $930 million to procure hardware and software for cybersecurity initiatives; and $834 million to purchase telecommunications equipment for the JDF.
  • Details of the allocations are outlined in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled recently in the House of Representatives by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke.

With the maintenance of law and order high on the agenda of the Government, a sum of $2.68 billion has been budgeted to bolster the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) military services.

This includes $923 million to facilitate the acquisition of assorted vehicles for the Jamaica Defence Force; a further $930 million to procure hardware and software for cybersecurity initiatives; and $834 million to purchase telecommunications equipment for the JDF.

Details of the allocations are outlined in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, tabled recently in the House of Representatives by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke.

The Estimates will be considered by the Standing Finance Committee of the House from March 5 to 6.

The acquisitions will be financed from the Consolidated Fund.