Niua MP blasts motion to remove Niuas from receiving constituency funding; Hon. Vaipulu says funding a waste of money

Fokotu'u Sāmiu Vaipulu ke ta'ofi 'oua toe kau 'a e ongo Niua he pa'anga tufa ki he ngaahi vāhenga fili ka ne pehē 'e he fakafofonga Niua' ko e fokotu'u fakavalevale lahi ia. Mahino ne mamahi 'a Vaipulu ia he fokotu'u 'a Vātau Hui ke 'oua tali e fokotu'u mei he kau nōpele' ke 'oange 'enau taki $100,000 mei he pa'anga fakavāhenga'. To e pehē 'e Hui ko e fa'ahinga fokotu'u 'eni 'e 'ikai fie ongo mai hono kakai' o na ki ai. Pehē 'e Vaipulu fu'u tokosi'i 'a Niua pea mole lahi pule'anga hono fakapa'anga e fefolau'aki he 'ea' mo tahi ka 'oku 'ikai ma'u ha me'a mei ai. Ka ne pehē 'e Hui 'oku fakalao pe ia pea' ne 'osi paasi 'e he pule'anga' ke tali hono tokoni'i fakapa'anga 'o e ongo Niua' he fefolau'aki'.

MP for the two Niuas, Hon. Vātau Hui strongly criticised Vava’u 15 MP Sāmiu Vaipulu for proposing in the House that his constituencies should stop receiving TP$200,000 funding from Parliament. Hon. Vaipulu also said the government had spent too much money on subsidising the shipping and aircraft travelling for the Niuas and gained nothing in…


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