Neiafu competitions support government’s keep Tonga clean policy

The Neiafu Cleanest Competitions will be held in Vavaʻu next month to support the government’s policy to keep the country clean and beautiful.

Tomifā Paea, Chair of Tonga Tourism Authority, said the Prime Minister visited the islands recently and he told the Vavaʻuans “to keep Vavaʻu clean”.

“It is a beautification programme to support Prime Minister Akilisi Pohiva and his message to Vava’u on his last visit”, Paea said.

A meeting held in Vavaʻu last week confirmed the competitions will begin on Monday 11 to Friday 15.

The meeting was attended by Mele Fīnau from the Ministry of Environment as well as a Japanese Peace Corps Volunteer.

The meeting was chaired by the Governor’s Secretary and attended by some of Neiafu’s town officers and district officers.

The competition items  will include inspection of churches, schools, villages, homes and tourism sites to see which is the cleanest.

The villagers were encouraged to grow ornamental gardens for the competition.

The winners will be awarded cash prizes of TP$300 for the first prizes and TP$200 and TP$100 for the second and third prizes.

Paea said he has offered to sponsor all the prizes.

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