26 Jun 2014

Tonga's churchmen called on to promote health

7:47 pm on 26 June 2014

The King of Tonga has called on church leaders to help promote a healthier Tonga.

King Tupou VI today opened the Free Wesleyan Church's 91st annual conference, being held at Neiafu in Vava'u.

In his address he urged the church leaders to be front runners in promoting a healthier lifestyle.

Radio Tonga reports that the King highlighted the impact on Tonga of consuming a lot of alcohol and tobacco, coupled with an unhealthy diet and little exercise.