PASSING OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF TONGA, HON. SAMUELA ‘AKILISI PŌHIVA
As our Lord calls his servant home, we at the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association respectfully convey our condolences to the people of Tonga, the Tonga Water Board and Prime Minister Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva’s family and friends on this very sad news.
“Prime Minister Pohiva was a humble and passionate leader and a strong supporter of PWWA. The Kingdom of Tonga through Tonga Water Board hosted our 9th Pacific Water Conference Expo and 2nd Pacific Water Ministerial back in 2016 and in that occasion, Prime Minister Pohiva was always engaging with our members and spoke on the importance of having clean and safe water for our Pacific people. He was going to attend our last conference in Vanuatu but pulled out at the last minute due to illness” said CEO Pitolau Lusia Sefo Leau
He will always be remembered as a great leader who fights for the Pacific Region and especially his people. It would be difficult to measure the impact he has had on the many people’s lives he touched both personally and professionally.
To the Tongan people, and especially our colleagues in the Tonga Water Board and industry - you are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers.