New Zealand High Commission Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New Zealand boosts community access to clean water
The New Zealand High Commissioner HE Dr Jonathan Austin today presented two cheques, each for the amount of TOP$3215, for the installation of 10,000 Ltr tanks in Fua’amotu and the Fe’ofo’ofani Hall at the Ma’ufanga Parish of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Town Officer of Fua’amotu, Tonga Faeamani, accepted the cheque on behalf of the Fua’amotu Water Committee and Meletonga Fakahua accepted the cheque on behalf of the Misitelio Fe’ofo’ofani Community.
“I am very pleased to be helping these communities to have access to clean water,” Dr Austin said. “Both these groups have done a lot of work themselves to help their communities. New Zealand is pleased to join their effort and help them to help themselves.”
The water tanks are funded by the New Zealand Government under the Head of Mission Fund. New Zealand is a close friend and neighbour of Tonga, committed to helping Tonga’s development and improving the wellbeing of the Tongan people.