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Co-operative society assist squash growers

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 12/08/2019

The government of Tonga continues its campaign through various programs led by the Ministry of Trade – in encouraging and pushing the locals to do something for themselves to be self-reliant.

The program includes establishing co-operative societies in villages throughout Tonga – where the Ministry start of the societies by providing goods then that community will continue the work.

Another program was providing 4thousand pa’anga worth of assistance to various women development groups from communities to enable and encourage women to grow squash – to not only assist them with their daily needs but to also sell it to earn an income.

Radio and Television Tonga news took out with the team from the Ministry to the Eastern District to inspect the squash plantation – and many women express how happy they were with the government’s move and said, this will no doubt help them in various ways.

They added this program is different because the Ministry follow up what they do and also bring in experts to advise them on how to get the job done.

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