TBC broadcasting services get funding boost from government

The Tongan government has invested TOP$200,000 this year in enhancing Tonga Broadcasting services around Tonga islands.

The money is to help “sustains its operation and acquiring of equipment” according to a cabinet decision on January 11, 2017 seen by Kaniva News.

The grant was made after the Tonga Broadcasting Commission had delivered a TOP$30,000 dividend this year to government.

The funding indicated the government undertook to support the national broadcaster despite recent incidents in which Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva strongly accused its staffers for producing programmes that intended to discredit his government.