Four Tongan public servants have left for Japan this week to study on scholarships.
The students were:
- Malia Hola – Principal Assistant Secretary, Prime Minister’s Office
- Tracy Aisea – Fisheries Officer, Ministry of Fisheries
- Tilisa Tohi – Food Auditor, Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Forestry
- Saimone Manu – Assistant Research Scientist, Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Forestry
Their field of studies will cover areas about Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change; the Environment; Sustainable Development, Oceans, Maritime issues, and Fisheries; Trade, Investment, Tourism; and the Economic Policy, a statement says.
“During the official function for welcoming the Pacific LEADS Participants, His Excellency Mr. Numata congratulated all participants and expressed his gratitude for the continuous collaboration amongst others which indicated another excellent result of four young Tongans selected to participate in the P-LEADS 2nd batch”
The President of JICA Alumni Association Mr. Vaʻinga Palu thanked his Excellency Mr. Numata for the award.
He also urged the participants to study hard, behave themselves and become good ambassadors for Tonga while in Japan.