Taxpayers have ‘fatongia’ to pay PM, king and nobles’ medical expenses, says government spokesperson

Ko e fatongia ia ‘o e kakai totongi tukuhau’ ke nau fua ‘a e ngaahi fakamole fakafalemahaki ‘a e Tu’i’, ‘Eiki Palēmia’, kau nōpele’ pehē foki ki he kau ngāue fakapule’anga mā’olunga’. ‘Oku vahe’i leva ‘e he pule’anga’ ‘a e pa’anga fakamole ki ai ‘i he patiseti fakata’u’. ‘Oku hoko foki ‘a e lolotonga ‘i Nu’u Sila ‘a e ‘Eiki Palēmia’ ki hano faito’o fakafalemahaki ke ‘ohake ai ‘a hono ‘ekea ‘o e ngaahi fakamole ki he faito’o ko ia’. Ka kuo fakamahino mei he pule’anga ko e ngafa fatongia ‘eni ‘o e kakai’ ke tokanga’i e mo’ui ‘a honau kau taki. ‘I he māhina kuo ‘osi’ ne ‘i Nu’u Sila’ ni ai ‘a e Tama Tu’i’ Tupou VI pea na’e fai hano faito’o ki hono tui’ he taha e ngaahi fale mahaki heni’. ‘I he konga ki mui ‘o e ta’u kuo ‘osi’ ne tō ai ‘a Looti Fusitu’a ‘o pehē ‘e ha fakataha ‘ikai fakapapau’i ko e tō ‘i ha naitikalapu ‘i Tonga ‘o lavea ai hono va’e’. Na’e fua kotoa ‘a e fakamole ki hono faito’o’ mei he pa’anga tukuhau ‘a e kakai’.

Taxpayers have duties (“fatongia”) to pay for the king, Prime Minister, nobles and government officials’ medical expenses, a government spokesperson said. The money for these payments had been allocated in the government’s annual budget, he said. “It is the responsibility of the taxpayers and the country to look after their leaders” he said. The spokesperson…


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