War monument at Pangai Si’i to be relocated

Tonga’s Armed Forces has asked the Government to relocate the war memorial monument located at Pangai Si'i, in the capital Nuku’alofa.

Commander Taniela Tuita told Radio Tonga News there's an understanding between His Majesty's Armed Forces and the Government that the monument will be relocated to a different location to allow for the construction of the new government complex, dubbed the St George Palace.

Commander Tuita said they have requested Government to move the War Memorial monument to the Flag pole area in Pangai Lahi, where the commemoration of World War 1 on November 11, will be held.

However, they are still awaiting response from Cabinet.

Commander Tuita said the relocation is temporary and will be funded by the Government.

The War Memorial was constructed at Pangai Si'i in 1983. It has the names of all Tongans who represented the island kingdom during the World War 1.