27 Jun 2017

Uncertainty over Pacfic Games funds raised in Tonga

From , 5:04 am on 27 June 2017

Opposition parliamentarians in Tonga are calling on the government to provide more clarity over what is happening to money initially earmarked for the 2019 Pacific Games, which the government pulled out of hosting.

'Aisake Eke, who was finance minister up until a few months ago, says he believes Tonga could still have hosted the games despite the government citing financial concerns.

Dr Eke also says the budget which is currently before the House contains funds that were raised for the purpose of hosting the games.

2015 Tonga finance minister 'Aisake Eke

'Aisake Eke Photo: UN/YoutubeChannel