19 Mar 2016

Manager of Tonga Water Board ordered to take leave

8:06 pm on 19 March 2016

The General Manager of the Tonga Water Board, Saimone Helu, has been ordered to go on leave without pay.

Radio Tonga reports a source saying no reason was given for Mr Helu's suspension.

The chairman of the board's board, Carl Sanft, says Mr Helu was told to take two months holiday, as every staff member is entitled to do.

The Water Board's financial manager, Kolopeaua Tonga, is standing in as the acting general manager.