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Tongan tobacco growers still dissatisfied with tax

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 08/10/2019

Majority of the Tongan tobacco growers are still concern and dissatisfied with government’s move to tax tobacco Tonga.

During the Ministry of Revenue and Custom’s talk back show on Radio and Television – growers expressed dissatisfaction saying this was their source of income and with the new excise tax imposed they are earning less.

A senior Revenue officer – Sau Niulala said, the grower can increase their product’s prices if it will solve the problem.

A caller Taukapoehau from Popua supported the government’s move and said, this will limit people’s access to Tongan tobacco – which is good for their health and at the same time it will generate income to the government to cater for the people’s needs.

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