PM defends delay in school reconstruction after Gita, saying funders have ‘very strict guidelines’ for release of money

Kuo tuku mai ha tali ‘a e pule’anga hili ha lāunga ‘o pehē ‘oku tuai e langa ‘o e ngaahi fale ako ne maumau'i 'e Kita' pea ‘oku ‘i he tu’unga ‘ikai sai ‘a e ngaahi tēniti ‘oku fakalele mei ai ‘a e ngaahi ako ‘e ni’ihi. Toe pehē ‘e ha lipooti ‘e taha kuo ‘ikai mahino ‘e fai ‘afē langa’. Ne fai heni hono tukuaki’i mamafa ‘o e pule’anga’ ki he ngaahi me’a’ ni ka kuo fakahā ‘e he ‘Eiki Palēmia’ ‘oku tupu ‘eni mei he fefeka ‘a e tu’utu’uni mei he ngaahi kautaha ‘oku nau fakapa’anga ‘a e langa’. Na’a’ ne pehē ‘oku ‘ikai ha toe founga ia ke ‘i ai ha le’o ‘o e pule’anga' heni ka ko e pau pe ke nau muimui ki he tu’utu’uni’. Na’e ‘osi fakahā ‘e he Minisita MEIDECC ‘i Fale Alea ‘i Sune ‘e kamata ‘a e langa' ‘i he māhina’ ni ‘o lele fakakongokonga ai ‘o toki ‘osi ‘a e kulupu faka’osi ki 'Aokosi 2020. Ko e ngaahi ako ne maumau’i kuo fakakulupu ia ki he kulupu ‘e tolu pea ‘e kamata e kulupu ‘uluaki he māhina’ ni ‘o ‘osi ki Tīsema, kulupu ua ‘e kamata ia mei ‘Okatopa ‘osi ki ‘Epeleli pea ko e kulupu faka’osi ‘e kamata ia ‘i Nōvema ‘o ‘osi ki ‘Aokosi 2020. Na’e fakahā ‘e Tei ki Fale Alea na’e feinga ‘a e pule’anga’ ke fakavave’i ‘a e ngāue’ ni ka ne pau pe ke nau talangofua ki he fiema’u ‘a e ngaahi kautaha fakapa’anga’ 'a ia ne nau fiema'u 'e kinautolu ia ke pau 'a e me'a kotoa.

Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva has defended his government’s handling of the rebuilding of schools destroyed by Cyclone Gita in February 2018. There have been complaints about the condition of temporary classrooms which have been held in tents. There was also a complaint about the health conditions of school children taught in these temporary classrooms. Hon….


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