Nobles plea to receive TP$900,000 of constituency funds; gov’t says it’s “problematic,” nobility not elected by people

Kole kau fakafofonga nōpele toko hiva ke oange ha’anau taki $1 kilu mei he paanga fakavāhenga oku taki $200,000 ai a e kau fakafofonga kakai ke nau fakaa’u ki honau ngaahi tofi’a. Ikai ke tui ki heni Eiki Palēmia’ he oku ikai tofuhia ngaahi vāhenga kotoa e 17 he mau nōpele. Pehē ‘e he Minisitā Polisi’ ‘oku ‘ikai tali ui e kau nōpele’ ki he kakai pea ‘oku 'ikai tonu ke ‘oange ‘a e pa’anga’ ni kia kinautolu. Kole kau nōpele ‘oku tonu pe ke fea ‘a hono vahe ‘o e pa’anga’ ni pea ke ‘i ai ha ‘inasi pau ai. Ne iku ‘o ‘ikai ha pāloti ia ki he fokotu’u’ ni hili ha fokotu’u ke tuku atu ki he pule’anga’ ke nau sio ki ai.

The nobility’s nine MPs in Parliament have pleaded with the government to be allowed to receive TP$100,000 each from the constituency funding to help people in their various estates. The funding was meant for the 17 people’s MPs to distribute each year among their constituencies to help what were most needed by their people for…


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