Prime Minister Hon Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa

02 June 2020 Prime Minister Hon Dr Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa officially announced a new TPPI & Government Housing Scheme 2020 during his speech at the laying of the foundation for the first house of 50 houses that government are ready to build from cyclone Harold.

Hon Tu’i’onetoa told the audience that the new housing scheme was a result of the reform that the Cabinet and the TPPI worked in-hand to achieve within the next 5 to 10 years.

The foundation of the new housing scheme is based on the vital needs of Tongan people. Tonga People Party Inc. (TPPI) Manifesto, page 53, emphasised the mindset known as ‘leaving nobody behind,’ said the Prime Minister.

Cabinet has been approved that the TPPI will assist the government to find overseas’ Investors to funds 20,000 housing for the people of Tonga within the next 5 to 10 years.

Hon Tu’i’onetoa said that the 20,000 new houses will build for the families that still have no houses to live or families that have land but does not afford to build a shelter for them.

Even though the ‘TTPI and the Government Housing Scheme 2020’ is a familiar scheme with the developed countries known as the Low Income Housing, but our housing scheme will not specify as such, said the Prime Minister.

There were many overseas Investors who already interested in investing their money here in Tonga as a COVID-19 free country and the government see their potential to help this housing scheme.

Hon Tu’i’onetoa told the audience that the Investors were introduced to him and the Minister of Finance Hon Tevita Lavemaau by the TPPI then conducted a zoom meeting earlier this year.

These Investors were invited to Tonga and had some positive conversation with the government and then returned back overseas before the closing down of the border.

TPPI & Government Housing Scheme 2020;

  1. Is for families that have land but do not afford to build a house or shelter. TPPI and the Government are willing to help them out by building new houses under this new housing scheme.
  2. Is for those who have a family with children or a widow with children who do not have a land or a shelter for themselves. TPPI and the Government are willing to find the available government’s land or ask the Nobles of any available land to lease. If the government find any land somewhere to build as a new village so that people who do not have a shelter should move to this new village.
  3. The New Housing Scheme of 20,000 new houses will be divided into four districts; Tongatapu 10,000 new houses; Vava’u 5,000 new houses; Ha’apai 2,000 new houses; ‘Eua 2,000 houses; Niua Toputapu 50 houses; and Niua Fo’ou 50 houses.

Overall, the government new housing scheme is a very good scheme for any country that was interested in people from poor, average, and the upper-class to ensure that no one left behind.

POLOKALAMA LANGA FALE ‘A E TTPI MOE PULE’ANGA ‘O FAKATAUMU’A KI HA FALE ‘E 20,000 MA’AE KAKAI ‘OKU TUKUHAUSIA PEA ‘IKAI HA ‘API KE FAKAMALUMALU AI E FAMILI

Na’e me’a ‘Eiki Palemia ‘i hono tanupou ‘a e fale koia ‘i Lapaha koe fuofua fale ‘i he Fale ‘e 41 ‘oku ‘amanaki ke langa ‘e he Pule’anga ‘i he tokoni ki he ngaahi maumau koia ‘a Saikolone Haloti. Na’e fakaha ai ‘e he Palemia ‘oku ‘iai ‘a e polokalama langa fale ‘oku ui koe “TPPI & Government Housing Scheme 2020.” Fakatatau moe me’a koia ‘a e Palemia, na’a ne fakaha ai na’e ‘osi tali foki he Kapineti ke tokoni e TPPI (Paati ‘a e Kakai) ki he Pule’anga ‘i hono kumi koia ‘a e kau fakatupupa’anga (Investors) mei tu’apule’anga kenau invest ‘i he polokalama langa fale ko ‘eni. Na’e ‘osi fakahoko ai e fakataha he neti ‘ae Palemia moe Minisita Pa’anga pehe ki he kau Investors ko ‘eni pea fakaafe’i ai kinautolu ki Tonga ni. Na’a nau lava mai ki Tonga ni ‘o fakahoko e ngaahi alea moe Pule’anga pea nau foki atu ki muli kimu’a ke tapuni e kau’afonua. ‘Oku nau ‘osi tukupa ‘enau fie tokoni ki he langa fale ‘e 20,000 ma’ae kakai masiva e fonua ‘i he ta’u ‘e 5 ki he 10 ka hoko mai. ‘E kei hokohoko atu e alea ko ‘eni ‘oka ‘ata kau’afonua. Na’e fakaha he Palemia koe visone moe taumu’a ngaue ‘a e TPPI moe Pule’anga ko ‘eni ‘oku tukutaha pe ia ki he fiema’u vivili ‘a e kakai e fonua pea ke fakapapau’i he’ikai ke li’ekina ha taha.

‘Oku fakataumu’a e Housing Scheme;

  1. Ke langa ha fale ma’ae ngaahi famili koia ‘oku ‘osi ‘iai honau kelekele ‘api kolo ka ‘oku ‘ikai malava kenau langa ha fale ke malu kiai honau famili. Pea ‘oku faka’amu e Pule’anga ke tokoni ‘o langa ha fale ma’ae ngaahi famili pehe ni.
  2. Ke langa ha fale ma’ae ngaahi famili hange ko ha uitou moe fanau ‘oku nau kei nofo hili he ngaahi famili ka ‘oku ‘ikai ha nau kelekele pea ‘ikai ke malava ke langa hanau fale. ‘Oku faka’amu leva ‘a e TPPI moe Pule’anga kenau vakai’i e ngaahi kelekele koia e Pule’anga ‘oku ‘ata na’a lava ke tofi ha ‘api ai kakai ko ‘eni kae lava ke langa kiai ha fale kenau malu kiai. Pe koe kole ki he kau Nopele honau ngaahi tofi’a na’a lava ke lisi e kelekele pea langa kiai e ngaahi fale kenau malu kiai. Pea koe lelei taha ka ma’u ha kelekele ke langa ai ha kolo fo’ou pea ke hiki leva kakai ‘oku ‘ikai ha’anau ‘api ‘o nofo’i e kolo fo’ou koia.
  3. ‘Oku fokotu’utu’u ke langa fale 10,000 ‘i Tongatapu, 5,000 ‘i Vava’u, 2,000 ‘a ‘Eua, 2,000 mo Ha’apai, pea taki 50 leva ‘a Niua Toputapu pea mo Niua Fo’ou.

Koe fa’ahinga polokalama langa fale ‘eni ‘oku maheni kiai ngaahi fonua ‘i tu’apule’anga tautau tefito ki hono tokangaekina koia e kakai masivesiva ange ke ‘oua na’a li’ekina ha taha.

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