Palace office stops government land preparation at king’s estate in Tufumahina

Tonga’s Royal Palace Office intervened and stopped a preliminary land measurement to prepare  for site construction  at king’s estate in Tufumahina, it has been reported this week.

An unconfirmed information says the work was conducted by workers who arrived with heavy machinery from the Ministry of Infrastructure.

Local media reported the work was part of a preparation to construct the golf course for 2019 Pacific Sports.

It was understood an agreement was made between His Majesty King Tupou VI and the Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva to allow part of one of the king’s estates for the construction of the golf course.

It appeared the government authority mistakenly sent its workers to a wrong location at the king’s estate in Tufumahina where the incident happened.

The kingdom’s Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet Dr Palenitina Langa’oi  told Kaniva News the government will respond to our request for comments.

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