Mormon digitising of Tonga’s records would benefit country, Deputy PM Sika says

‘E hanga ‘e he siasi ‘o Sīsū Kalaisi ‘o e Kau Mā’oni’oni ‘o e Ngaahi ‘Aho ki Mui ni’ ‘o tisitaisi pe ko hono liliu e pepa ‘o e tohi ta’u, tohi mate, mali mo e ngaahi tokiumeni pehee’ ke ‘i ai hanau tatau faka’initaneti. Ka 'oku te'eki maau 'a e ngāue ki heni 'a e pule'anga ke aofangatuku neongo kuo 'osi 'io e Kapineti'. Pehē ‘e he Tokoni Palēmia, Sēmisi Sika ‘e kaunga lelei ‘eni ki Tonga. Ka tō ha sunami pe vela e fale ‘oku tauhi ai ‘a e lekooti ‘a Tonga ko ‘eni’ ko ‘ene ‘auha’ ia. Na’a’ ne toe pehē ‘oku ‘ikai malava ‘e Tonga ia ke fua ‘a e fakamole ki he ngāue ko ‘eni’. ‘Oku ‘ikai ko Tonga pe kuo nau fai e nga’unu ko ‘eni’. Lahi e ngaahi sitieti ‘o ‘Aositelēlia hangē ko Niusauele, Vikatōlia, ‘Aositelēlia Saute mo Tasimēnia kuo nau ngāue’aki ‘a e Māmonga’ ke fai ‘a e ngāue ko ‘eni ki he’enau lēkōti’. ‘Oku kau foki mo Papua Niukini he fonua kuo fai ‘e he Māmonga’ ‘a e ngāue ko ‘eni ma’a kinautolu. ‘Oku ‘i ai pe ha ngaahi fehu’i kuo ‘ohake foki heni hangē ko sio ‘a e ni’ihi ki he tui ‘a e siasi’ ni ki hono papitaiso ‘o e mate’ pea ‘e ala lava ia hoko ai heni ke uesia ‘enau tui fakalotu ‘a kinautolu’. Ne ‘osi ‘ohake mo e lave ki he palaivesii’ pe fakamatala fakataautaha ‘a e kakai’ ka kuo pehē ko e taha kotoa ‘e pau ke nau fa’u ‘e nau ‘akauni ‘i he uepisaiti’ ni kae lava ke nau kumi ai honau lekooti pea ‘oku ‘atā pe ia ki ha taha ke fekumi ki ai. ‘Oku toe hao mo e pa’anga lahi fau heni ‘a e pule’anga’.

The Mormon church’s plan to digitise Tonga’s births, deaths, marriage and other documents would benefit the nation, Deputy Prime Minister Semisi Sika said today. Hon. Sika, who is also a Mormon, said the government could not digitise its official records. He said the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Family Search programme could access…


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