Huge loss for media industry: Polye

Opposition Leader Don Polye has described the passing of radio legend Roger Hau’ofa as a huge loss to the nation’s media industry.

“He had a distinctive voice with his fluency in English,” stated Polye. 

“He used to critically analyse important issues affecting the country and created forums on the radio airwaves to prompt policies and legislations to address them.”

Polye said late Hau’ofa had left a legacy with over 50 years of experience which young presenters would aspire to live by.

“He was a strong advocate for democracy, rule of law, good governance and systems of governance, amongst others.

“His relatives and families should be proud of his contribution to the nation,” the Opposition Leader said.

Polye has expressed his sympathy to the families and relatives of late Hau’ofa, who passed away on Saturday night at his wife’s village in Kairuku.

He said his prayers were with them at this time of sorrow.

Meanwhile, Polye said lifestyle diseases have been a silent killer, causing deaths to many productive citizens.

He calls on fellow citizens to take healthy food, especially cereals, nuts fruits and vegetables.

He discourages them eating protein with ‘too much fat’.

Polye, a gym goer, has challenged them to do physical exercise as it is healthy for their hearts.

Press release