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PM meets with Tongan community in Auckland

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 17/12/2019

More than one hundred Tongan people were at the Taufa’ahau Hall of the Uniting Church in Mangere yesterday to official greet and meet the newly elected Prime Minister of Tonga Hon. Dr Pohiva Tui’onetoa. The meeting was led by the Tongan Church leaders in Auckland.

Speaking to Radio Tonga News Tevita Maka from 531Pi says the people were very excited to meet the Prime Minister following his appointment to the leadership role.

During meeting members were given the opportunity to ask questions to the Prime Minister about his development plans in Tonga and the Government’s operations.

Tevita Maka said the PM told the gatherings that the government is focusing on improving the transportation sector specifically road maintenance throughout Tonga.

The estimate for the project is at 56 million pa’anga and the Government had paid related stakeholders to assist with the road maintenance project.

Other issues were raised last night, including drugs and Tevita reported that the PM answered each question very well.

Meanwhile, during the meeting more than 100 people were outside the hall protesting against the Prime Minister.

Some were holding banners stating the PM should resign and some were accusing the Prime Minister of corruption.

Police were also present at the scene.

Prime Minister Hon. Dr Pohiva Tui’onetoa was just appointed to the leadership role on the 8th of October.

 

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