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Ground breaking for a new multipurpose hall for the people of Kala’au completes

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 13/04/2017

The people of Kala’au were excited this morning when the Prime Minister – Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva marked the ground breaking ceremony for the new multi purpose hall for the community.

The new hall is worth nearly TOP$200,000 thanks to the International Fund for Agricultural development- IFAD, Government of Tonga and locals of Kala’au.

Speaking during the ground breaking ceremony – the town officer of Kala’au – Viliami Manu’atu says, the construction of the new hall will solve all challenges faced by locals in various developments in all aspects of life.

He says, most of the women in the villages, their main source of income is from weaving, but unfortunately they do not have enough space or a place for them to carry this out.

Manu’atu says, this hall will no doubt be beneficial to the locals.

It will be used as an evacuation center during natural disasters, village functions such as funerals, weddings, birthdays, village meetings, youth programs amongst many others.

Meanwhile the Prime Minister – ‘Akilisi Pohiva spoke of the importance for the locals to keep striving in arranging projects and seek opportunities for more happy days like this in  future.

Hon. Pohiva told the gathering, he was happy to take part in today’s program, to witness dreams come true for the people of Tonga in various sectors.

The Former Minister of Finance and National Planning who’s also the Peoples Rep. for Tongatapu 5 to Parliament – Dr. ‘Aisake Eke, thanked the Government of Tonga and related stakeholders for working hand in hand in order to achieve this milestone.

It is understood other projects have been conducted by the locals of Kala’au as part of their village development which includes a project for construction of a community nursery and construction of a pig sty.

The construction will be conducted for 3 months and about one hundred and 22 people are residing in Kala’au.

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