By Lisa Williams-Lahari - firstname.lastname@example.org
A new household garbage collection service was launched for Vava'u yesterday.
Tonga's Health Minister Dr Saia Ma'u Piukala says the work led by the new Vava'u Waste Authority will help combat disease outbreaks in the popular destination, along with supporting a clean environment.
Vava'u students lead the way at school while weekly garbage collection from their homes, roll out this month. Photo/ Mormon Newsroom.
The Minister welcomed support for the new service from the Government of Japan, who supported the office opening with the handover of three garbage collection trucks.
"We're having a body to look after the waste collection for the first time," says Dr Piukala. "All the infections like typhoid and dengue fever, that usually has an outbreak in Tonga, so by doing this will ensure a much cleaner environment in Vava'u."