Fiji's Permanent Secretary for Finance John Prasad has told a pre-2010 Budget private and public sector consultative forum that up until August 2009, the interim regime used $872 million in revenue that it collected this year.
Of this amount, $750 million was used for operational expenditure like salaries and wages and $122 million on capital works like improving infrastructure.
This means that a massive 86% of taxpayer dollars were used to pay salaries and wages of public servants including the interim regime's leaders and to meet other operational needs of a State.
Only 14% has been used for capital works to benefit the taxpayers.
The increase in operational expenditure comes despite the regime saying it had saved millions of dollars after the forcible retirement of 4000 civil servants since April.
Meanwhile sources say the roads continue to deteriorate, water cuts have become more frequent and inflation continues to rise.