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.
So $100 million has created 158 jobs, Once again the Government misses a target not by 5% or 10% but by 95%.
I guess it looks successful compared to their 0% for Auckland Light Rail, 1% for government electric vehicles and 1% for Kiwibuild.