Government puts $25m toward Shoreline Power takeover

There are 7 comments on the Matangi Tonga story from Jun 21, 2008, titled Government puts $25m toward Shoreline Power takeover. In it, Matangi Tonga reports that:

Nuku'alofa , Tonga: THE Tongan government has allocated $25 million pa'anga in its new budget to buy back Tonga's sole electric power generation facility from the Shoreline Group.

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Victor

Lower Hutt, New Zealand

#1 Jun 22, 2008
Can anyone help me understand how much the government sold our electricity to G5 for?

I know there were some expenses in improving our electricity, but I guess no body knows how much that expense apart from Manilala's brother.

Anyway, if the New Anti Corruption Office have the guts and the ability to investigate this whole episodes and find Shoreline to be in fault, then will the selling to the government be go ahead, or will it be prober for G5 to give back the electricity to the right ownership, and that is the people of Tonga?

What do you think folks? Let discuss our future? Maybe, he (G5) already taken enough money together with his Manilala's friend from our people.

Lastly, if our constitution, court of law and other lawful means cannot stop such unkind, selfishness and barbaric act from G5 and his follower, what hope that Tongan people at Patangata, people sit at the market for six days and only collected enough to pay children school fees and bus fare etc, people who lived in the swamp area for years and the government done nothing, rather keep on spending so much money in caring only for G5, etc. I wish that there are Minister or Ministers of the Crown have the guts to stick your head out and tell G5, that his ways of leading Tonga is no longer exceptable. He described Tongan people to the world, that they are lazy people, only good for weaving basket etc. He went as far as to say that they urinated the public place such as elevators!!!!
hatokoni

United States

#2 Jun 22, 2008
You right on the money there Victor, 'ihe'eku ma'u ne 'ikai ha pa'anga ia ne fakatau 'aki 'e G5 'ae shoreline. ne 'ave ta'etotongi pe pea nau fai e ngaue kiai ki hono fakalelei'i pea toe fakamalohi'i pe kakai 'oe fonua kenau fakatau fakafoki kihe fonua (Pule'anga) NO MEI SIAINA 25 MIL 'O TOTONGI 'EHE KAKAI. 'aia ne 'ikai ha le'o ia 'e taha 'oe kakai 'ihe fo'i fakanafala ko'eni. ongoongo'i 'e G5 'e vave 'ae fokotu'u ha pule'anga fakatemokalati ange 'iha taimi vave mai kuo feinga ke tili he vave taha na'a 'osi hono taimi faingamalie, pea toki tuku atu kihe kakai ke nau faingata'a'ia ai ha ta'u 'e 100 tupu kae nofo nonga ia mei vila.
Kai hoo kui

Australia

#3 Jun 23, 2008
I would like to see them go to court for selling passport to Chinese.Than deported Chinese that done the wrong thing in Tonga.Make a law that Chinese shop cant be in a mile with Tongan shop.stop Chinese worker coming in to work for Chinese or limited it.So more Tongan can get a job.Dont forget Tongan is our country not the Chinese.King5 seem to like Chinese that steal our bread and butter from our table let alone milk us dry from land to sea
hatokoni

Orange, CA

#4 Jun 23, 2008
Kai hoo kui wrote:
I would like to see them go to court for selling passport to Chinese.Than deported Chinese that done the wrong thing in Tonga.Make a law that Chinese shop cant be in a mile with Tongan shop.stop Chinese worker coming in to work for Chinese or limited it.So more Tongan can get a job.Dont forget Tongan is our country not the Chinese.King5 seem to like Chinese that steal our bread and butter from our table let alone milk us dry from land to sea
Kou tuku kotoa e fehalaaki koia kia G5. lahi e ngaahi 'aliaki 'ae pule'anga 'oku 'ikai ha mafai 'e taha 'oe kau fakafofonga ke ta'ofi. kuo tu'u fkataha 'ae palemia mo G5 'o fa'ifa'iteliha hotau ki'i fonua.'oku mata'a'aa 'o sio e kakai kotoa kihe fa'ifa'iteliha koia,'aia 'oku 'ikai koe kakai 'oe fonua 'oku taumu'a kiai 'enau ngaue pe kaveinga ngaue ka koha lelei ma'anautolu pee. ko hono fakalahi mai 'ena 'oe mo'ua ke ta fakafoki 'ehe si'i kakai masiva.
kai hoo kui

Australia

#5 Jul 2, 2008
I think we should just take it back to the people of Tonga.We might does have cheaper electricity.
KING TUPOU

Brisbane, Australia

#6 Jul 2, 2008
kai hoo kui wrote:
I think we should just take it back to the people of Tonga.We might does have cheaper electricity.
BRING IT ON""
Victor

New Zealand

#7 Jul 4, 2008
Fakamalo lahi atu kau tangata 'a e fe'inasi'aki 'i he feinga ke 'ilo, pe ko e ha 'a e lelei taha ki ha founga 'e lava ke:
a) ma'u ai 'e G5, kau nopele mo e pule'anga 'a e poupou 'ae tokolahi taha 'o e kakai Tonga 'i Tonga pea mo muli foki, ki he faka'uto'uta mo e tataki 'oku nau fai.
b)mahino ai ki he tokolahi taha 'o e kakai 'o e fonua 'a e faifatongia 'a G5 mo e pule'anga, pe 'oku nau muimui totonu 'i he maama 'o e Konisitutone mo e lao 'o Tonga,'i hono tufotufa 'etau ki'i me'a 'oku ma'u, pe 'oku ma'u pe ia 'e ha ni'ihi tokosi'i 'a e vahe fa 'e tolu (4/3), pea vahe fa 'e taha (4/1)'oku ma'u ia 'e he %90 'o e kakai 'o e fonua.
c) Kapau ko e tali kia (a)'oku totonu ke pehe 'oku 'ikai ma'u 'e G5 mo e pule'anga 'a e poupou 'a e kakai (%90-95), pea kia (b), kapau 'e hu'u 'etau fakakaukau 'o pehe,'oku fakavalevale 'aupito ho tau fa'unga, he 'oku talamai 'e he fa'unga hotau fonua ke 'ave 'a e 4/3 ma'a e %5 'o e kakai 'o e fonua, pea 'ave leva 'a e 4/1 'o 'etau ki'i koloa ma'ae %90-95.
Koe fe'ia leva 'a e CORRUPTION 'i he 'u fakakaukau 'oku ha atu 'i 'olunga? Ko e fe leva ha fa'ahinga me'a 'i he ki'i fakatalanoa 'oku fai 'oku ne tuhu'i pau mai 'a e feitu'u mo e tokotaha pe falukunga kakai 'e malava ke tuhu ki ai 'a e raider fai folau 'oku tau fai.
'Oku 'ikai ha'aku to e veiveiua, ko e CORRUPTION lahi taha mo fakalilifu 'i Tonga. KO HO TAU FA'UNGA FAKA-POLITIKALE. He ko e me'a ia 'oku faifainoa'ia ai 'a Fineasi ka e nofo pe 'i loto pule'anga. Ko e pule fakalevaleva 'a e Tu'i, mo 'e ne 'ai'ainoa'ia 'i he funga hono tu'unga ko e Tu'i ia, ko e'uhi pe ko ho tau fa'unga. Ko e feinga 'a 'Eseta mo Kalafi mo hai fua ke mimio ta'emalu'ia holo 'a e loi ke mo'oni, ko e faka'ataa pe ia 'e hotau fa'unga. Ko si'ono ta laiki ho tau kakai 'i he Riot na'e fai,'osi 'oku 'ikai 'aupito ha mai ha fa'ahinga vivili mei he tu'i mo e pule'anga ke hakule 'a e me'a na'e fai 'e he kau polisi kiate kinautolu 'o hange ko'enau hakule 'a e si'i fanau ko'eni,'io ka ko e 'alunga pe ia ho tau fa'unga.
Ka ko e ha leva 'e tau me'a 'e fai ki he fo'i fakanafala ko'eni 'oku mono mai tokua 'o fakahingoa ko e CORRUPTION ke kumi'aki 'a e faihala pea tautea.'Oku lolotonga fehanuaki atu 'a Fiji 'i he 'Ofisi fo'ou na'a nau toki fokotu'u 'e he pule'anga fakakautau 'i he 'osi pe 'a e coup, pea ko e 'ai tokua ke ne hanga 'o ta'aki mai 'a e kau faihala (corruption)'i he pule'anga faka-temokalati 'o Laisenia Qarase na'e fili 'e he kakai.'Oku nau lolotonga kavahia atu 'i he mahino ki he kakai 'o Fiji, ta ko e fo'i 'aliaki fakangalingali pe mo e kakaa lahi, ke pehee tokua 'oku nau fai totonu. Mei he 'aho na'e fai ai 'a e coup 'o a'u mai ki he 'aho ni,'a ia ko e ta'u 'eni 'e taha mo e konga meimei ua, the Interim Military Government of Fiji have not even found any CORRUPTION what so ever from the previous government. Would this new office so called ANTI CORRUPTION done something difference ?
Pea ko e faka'osi pe,'oku ou fokotu'u atu kainga Tonga nofo muli, ko e fo'i CORRUPTION ofi taha mai 'a e teuteu ko'eni ki he hilifaki kalauni. Mo u kataki hifo 'o 'oua na'a to e 'ave 'e ha taha 'oku poupou ki he liliu ha seniti ki Tonga ki ho famili ke tokoni ki ha fa'ahinga me 'a 'oe hilifaki kalauni. Pea kiate kimoutolu 'i Tonga,'oku mahu'inga 'aupito 'i he lolotonga ni ke 'ilo 'e G5 pea mo Sevele mo ho nau toenga,'e 'ikai ai pe ke nau toitoi 'i ho tau fa'unga vale na'e fatu'aki 'a e kakaa mo e pau'u lahi 'aupito. He kuo 'unu mai 'a e taimi ke fokotu'u ai hotau fa'unga fakapolitikale fo'ou, pea kuopau ke 'ilo 'e 'olunga 'a 'enau me'a ke fai,'o kau ai 'a hono tufotufa fakalelei 'etau ki'i me'a 'oku ma'u, he kuo 'afio 'etau konisitutone 'i hono 'afio'anga totonu.

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