The morning of Thursday, December, 2017 was memorable for Waste Authority Limited (WAL) as there was an official ceremony to hand over waste collection vehicles which had been donated by the People of Japan to the Kingdom of Tonga and destined for use in the outer islands of Vava'u and Ha'apai.
The short but effective official ceremony was efficiently arranged and organised by the staff of WAL .
Mr Malakai Lomu Sika (CEO of WAL) gave a welcoming address to the dignitaries and general public. Followed by a representative from JICA, the Japanese Ambassador to Tonga, Mr Tetsuya Ishil, and the Minister of Health (Dr.Saia Piukala)
For everyone's pleasure, one of WAL's female staff, (Ms Mila Sonasi) performed a traditional dance.
Much to everyone's delight: Mr Makisi Tonga (WAL's Operations Manager) gave a demonstration of how the compactor rubbish truck operated.
The gift of these trucks represents the strong bond between Japan and Tonga and the trucks will provide a brand new rubbish collection service to the people of Vava'u and Ha'apai - resulting in expanding the desire for a: Clean, Green Tonga.