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PM urges more active collaboration on elderlies in Tonga

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 27/07/2017

 

The Prime Minister- Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva urges more active collaboration with related stakeholders on looking after elderlies in Tonga.

 

This morning at the National Stakeholders Consultation on Long term care for Elderies, PM says elderly population is increasing and often neglected in the societies.

 

 

“Elderlies are important for the wellbeing of the society and often neglected. I want to convey support to provide better care services for elderlies throughout the kingdom. “

 

He also urges young people to learn from the skills and expertise of elderlies as they were the people who built the nation.

 

“We want a nation that values elderly people and help transfer the knowledge to the youth it will help the nation. “

 

During this morning’s program elderlies were singing songs, reading poems and shared their sweet memories.

 

An outstanding poem was read by Holaifaa Palanite from Houma causing excitement among the elderlies. She talked about the values of elderlies, cherishing their moments with their loved ones and to always be active like dancing.

 

The Consultation reviewed the report on elderlies conducted by researchers from ADB.

 

Attending this morning’s program were the estate holder of Houma – Lord Vaea, Cabinet Ministers and many elderlies.

 

 

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