Tonga’s waste service must look after workers better and buy proper truck, says Ombudsman

Kuopau ke malu’i e he sēvesi ki he tānaki ‘o e veve’ ‘ene kau ngāue’ pea fakatau mai ‘a e ngaahi loli veve totonu, fakatatau ‘eni ki ha lipooti mei ha fakatotolo ‘a e ‘Omipatimeni’. Ko e fakatotolo ‘eni hili ha’ane sio ki he kau hiko veve’ ‘oku ‘ikai lelei e ngaahi me’a malu’i ‘oku nau ngāue’aki’ pea nau heka pe ‘i mui ‘i ‘olunga he loli veve’ ‘a ia ‘oku ‘ikai tāpuni ‘ufi’ufi ‘a e me’alele’ ni. Ne toe ‘ilo ‘i he fakatotolo’ ni ne ngāue houa ‘e 60 e kau ngāue veve’ ‘i he ‘aho ‘e ono ‘i he uike’. Mahino foki mei he fakatotolo’ ne ‘ikai ha pa’anga ke lava fakatau mai ‘a e ngaahi me’angāue totonu’. Ne fokotu’u atu ai ‘e he ‘Omipatimeni ke toe vakai’i ‘e he sēvesi’ ni ‘a e totongi veve’ ‘a ia ne te’eki ai toe liliu talu mei he 2008.

Tonga’s garbage collection service must protect its workers better and buy proper garbage trucks, the Ombudsman has recommended. Following an investigation into safety concerns , Ombudsman ‘Aisea Taumopeau said Waste Authority Ltd should buy proper compactor trucks and equipment tailor-made for waste collection suitable for Tonga’s environment. WAL should also provide its garbage collectors with…


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