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Cabinet to gift monetary assistance to the Tonga Invitational XIII

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 31/10/2019

Cabinet yesterday approved a request to assist the Tonga Invitational 13 players and their coach for the 2 test matches in NZ. The last test will be this Saturday against the Kangaroos.

During a press conference yesterday, the Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet Edgar Cocker said, they received the request but they were waiting for a court ruling – after a court order was issued and it prohibited them from involving in league.

However, after the court order was dissolved, they submitted the papers to cabinet where cabinet yesterday approved. Players and the coach will receive assistance of 2 thousand and 5hundred AUD for one test match.

Also in yesterday’s cabinet they approved for the Ministers of Agriculture and Internal Affairs to travel to NZ and present government’s assistance.

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