Former ambassador wrong about $36 million Chinese fund, says Finance Minister as public meetings continue

Na’e ‘ikai tonu ‘a e pehē ‘e he ‘amipasitoa ki mu’a ‘a Tonga ki Siaina’ Siamelie Lātū ne ‘i ai ‘a e pa’anga ‘e $36 miliona ko e me’a’ofa fakata’u ‘a Siaina ki Tonga. Na’e fiema’u ‘e Lātū ke tuku ange ha konga e pa’anga ko ‘eni’ ke nō mei ai ‘a e kakai’. Ka ne pehē ‘e he Minisitā Pa’anga’ Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa oku ‘ikai ‘omi ha pa’anga pehē ia ki Tonga. Ko e koloa pe ia pe ko ha kau ngāue ‘e ‘omi ‘e Siaina ‘i ha kole atu ‘a Tonga ki ha fa’ahinga polōseki ki he langa fonua’, pea ‘oku totongi pe ‘e Siaina ‘a e kakai mo e koloa ko ia’ ‘o fakamahui’inga’i fakata’u ia ki he $36 miliona ko ‘eni ‘oku lau ‘e Lātuu’.

Tonga’s Former Ambassador to China, Siamelie Lātū, has questioned how the government used what he has claimed was a grant of $36 million dollars from China to Tonga every year. Lātū wanted the government to allow people to borrow from the money to help their standard of living. But the Finance Minister Hon. Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa…


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