15 Apr 2014

Bus strike in Tonga impacting on many

7:47 pm on 15 April 2014

Public transport users in Tonga are frustrated by the bus strike which has disrupted their lives.

James Manu says he has not been able to go to work because he did not have a ride from his home in Veitongo to his work place in town.

The journey is normally a thirty minute bus ride.

He says many people have been forced to walk or hitch a ride into town because there is no public transport system available.

"we depend on the bus to go to work and to go to school. So from now we have to find a taxi - but myself, I can't afford to pay a taxi to take my kids to school.

James Manu in Tonga.