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PM Pohiva still at Vaiola Hospital

Veteran journalist Pesi Fonua says it is disappointing Government has not released anything official about PM Pohiva's health

NUKU’ALOFA-January 16, 2018: 12.50pm (Nuku’alofa Times): There has been no official statement from the Prime Minister’s Office about the health status of Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva.

Hon Pohiva has now been hospitalised at Vaiola Hospital for two weeks.

He was admitted to the hospital two Fridays ago but was moved to the Intensive Care Unit three days later.

No one has come out to advise the country about his health and how he is doing.

Veteran journalist Pesi Fonua said this is sad and there had been no information released about the Prime Minister’s condition.

“That’s basically what’s happening is uncertainty and people not really knowing what’s going to happen,” he said.

” Unfortunately the government hasn’t really come out and said anything about what happened to the PM and of course there are a whole lot of rumours and things spinning around.”

He said there had also been no confirmation or comment on the formation of the new Cabinet either.

Mr Fonua said the current environment seemed to be indicative of the government’s media interactions.

“I think it just shows what’s actually happening in government. What is actually happening in there with him and his Cabinet.

“I mean, there must be somebody there who [can] step up while he is not well to speak for the Cabinet and for the government but so far nobody,” he said.

“We haven’t been able to find anybody who wants to say anything.”

Parliament will sit for the first time this week and Members of Parliament are expected to be sworn in then.

PM Pohiva is also expected to be at the sitting.


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