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Price of kava has no sign of decrease when selling it locally

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 14/12/2017

 

The price of kava has no sign of decrease when selling it locally.  Radio Tonga News has received information saying the price of Kava has reached TOP$200.00 per kilo in Tongatapu.

 

On the island of Vava’u, they are selling kava  for TOP$120-150 per kilogram and the kava seedlings now sell for TOP$100 pa’anga for a basket.

 

In Niuafo’ou, some people are selling kava for TOP$100 pa’anga per kilogram.

 

Contacts have been made to the rest of the outer islands but to no avail.

 

Kava drinkers from different kava Tonga clubs in Nuku’alofa told Radio Tonga News that the price of kava is very expensive.

 

The Competent Authority of Tonga has no control over the price of kava and other local products.

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