Polye pledges support for Tonga Games

Opposition Leader, Don Polye has met Tongan Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva and pledged his support for Tonga to host the 2019 Pacific Games in Nuku’alofa.

Polye said despite the challenges confronting the Kingdom of Tonga at the initial stages in the preparation process in the lead up to the Games, Tonga will rise to the challenge and host a successful games.

Polye in a meeting with Prime Minister Pohiva of  Tonga, said Tonga needed  all the  support to make the 2019 Pacific Games a successful one.

Prime Minister Pohiva in his discussions, said Tonga needs at least $US 120 million dollars or  more than K361 million to host the Games.

Polye said despite PNG having its own financial challenges and set-backs, PNG has a duty to support Tonga.

The Opposition Leader said other areas of support PNG must lend to Tonga includes technical and administration support.

The Leader said he was confident development partners like Australia and New Zealand would offer assistance to Tonga to host the Games as well.

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