The economic impacts of TC Harold here in Toga will cost millions for private sectors, roads infrastructure, and affected vulnerable area to recover.
Let alone the severe shock, grief, and the extreme distress that faced with so many families during this natural disaster but in fact, Tonga is desperate needs financial assistance and aid relief in their resilience and recovery.
However, the tireless efforts of the Cabinet Ministers, Government CEO’s, Non-profit organization (Tonga Red Cross Society), Public Enterprises (Tonga Power Board), Church Leaders, Media industry and the individual family through the leadership of Hon Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa to make two as one is the key effort for Tonga’s resilience towards natural disasters.
The leadership of the Prime Minister of Tonga was always tested since he took over the reign in office for the last 8 months. Honourable Tu’i’onetoa welcome the challenge by standing tall and leads from the front. He keeps shinning during the most turbulent times of the pandemic COVID-19, Cyclone Tino and TC Harold.
The self-reliance of Honourable Prime Minister to deal with chaos, ability to communicate regularly with the people to make sense of the confusion, create clarity of purpose to work together as one and let the actions speak louder (“Lea pe ‘a e Ngaue”), respect God, and leads by example has proven a hallmark of a great leader through resilience. Tonga really needs this kind of leadership to overcome emotional distress and financial hardship.
On Thursday morning, Hon Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa and the Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism Hon ‘Akosita H Lavulavu went with their team to meet the people of Patangata and other areas in Tongatapu that were submerged and affected by TC Harold.
On Saturday morning, the Prime Minister took some of his Ministers and government CEO to ‘Eua. They went there to meet with the people and see the extent of the damages while the Minister of MEIDECC Hon Poasi Tei and his emergency teams are working hard in planning the recovery projects and financial assistance.
The response of Tonga Power Board and their teams during the cyclone and the recovery period should be acknowledged. The courage and the tireless efforts of the frontline workers manage to fix the power and made it work during the Easter weekend. There were others who were committed to preparing food for all the workers and so forth.
His Majesty’s Army Forces were committed also helping the Police in keeping everyone in order and helping people during this cyclone. They lead the cleaning up of the roads particularly the trees that were blocked some of the roads and make it possible for transportation.
The tireless effort of the Non-profit organizations such as Tonga Red Cross, Private organisations, a political groups such as PTOA movement and the people of Tonga in sending out relief packages, foods, tent and other family necessities that urgently required by the people who were affected by the cyclone. Everyone seems working together with Tonga Authorities in resilience and respond to Cyclone TC Harold.
On Saturday afternoon, the Prime Minister announced that domestic transportation, education, and government workers will resume to normal duty on Tuesday the 14 of April 2020 while the State of Emergency is expected to end on the Friday the 17 of April 2020. While Tonga is still in resilience to recover from Cyclone TC Harold, Tonga is still free from the Pandemic COVID-19.
KOE MALAVA KOIA KE FAKAAKEAKE FONUA MEI HA FAKATAMAKI KOE FAKA’ILONGA IA ‘OHA TAKI LELEI
Talu ‘a e hoko ‘a Hon Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa koe ‘Eiki Palemia ‘o Tonga pea mo hono tesi’i e natula hono halafononga ‘i he mahina ‘e 8 ko ‘eni kuo ne tataki ai ‘a e Pule’anga Tonga. Na’a ne kamata ‘aki ‘a ‘ene feinga ke fakakakato e ngaahi langa ‘apiako moe ‘api nofo’anga e kakai na’e uesia meia Gita.Lolotonga ia kuo hoko mai ‘a saikolone Tino pea ne ‘a’ahi kotoa ai he ‘otu Tonga ni ke vakai tonu ki he ngaahi maumau pea mo fe’iloaki moe kakai e fonua. Hoko mai pea mo hono talaki fakamamani lahi ‘a e tu’unga fakatu’utamaki ‘o e COVID-19 pea pau ai ke tapuni malu ‘a Tonga ni pea ‘oku kei monu’ia ‘o te’eki ke hu mai ‘e vailasi ni ki Tonga ni. Pea ko ‘eni kuo hoko mai mo saikolone fakatu’utamaki ko Harold ‘one maumau’i e ngaahi me’a lahi he fonua. Ka ‘oku ‘ikai malava ia kene ta’ofi ai ‘a e Palemia mei he ‘ene a’u atu ki he kakai ‘o vakai kinautolu mei he uesia kuo fakahoko he matangi. ‘I he hiliange e matangi na’e pau ai ke ‘a’ahi e Palemia mo ‘ene kau Minisita ‘i Tongatapu ni pea mo ‘Eua ke fakakakato honau fatongia ma’ae kakai e fonua. Ko ‘ene tataki ‘oku ne fiema’u ke lea pe ‘etau ngaue. ‘Oku ne feinga he taimi kotoa pe ke fetu’utaki moe kakai e fonua (‘ata kitu’a) ‘i he me’a kotoa pe pea ‘oku ne fakataha’i e loto e kakai kenau kamata ngaue fakataha ke langa hange ‘a Tonga. Kuo ngaue ta’emamohe e Potungaue ‘Uhila, Sotia moe Polisi, Kolosi Kula, NEMO & MEIDECC, PTOA moe kakai e fonua ke tokoni ki he Palemia moe Kapineti ‘i he fakaakeake ‘o e fonua mei he maumau kuo fakahoko e Harold. ‘Oku fiema’u lahi ‘e Tonga ia ha taki pehe ni ki he ‘etau fakaakeake faka’ekonomika pea ‘oku monu’ia e fonua he ‘oku lolotonga taki ‘i Tonga ni ‘a e ‘Eiki Palemia ‘oku kanokato ai e natula ‘o e taki lelei.
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