In fighting Covid-19 and making sure that Tonga stay covid-19 free Tonga National Youth Congress (TNYC), Caritas Tonga, Mordi Tonga and Tonga National Council of Churches (TNCC) put a portable hand washed unit that will access those who work in the community police station across Tonga.
“There are over 100 Community Polices Station here in Tongatapu” said Penisimani Manoa Sili, CIP “today distribution are not for those community police station that is in a church hall or in building that has access to water but it is for the police community that is conducting their duty near the street or in place where water is not availbel to them 24/7.”
There are 60 community polices unit here in Tonga that don’t have access to hand-wash materials as they conduct there services during night time. These are the community police station that will benefit from this project.
The project was funded by UNICEF and TNCC coodinate the program here in Tonga.
The portable unit pack has 1 standing unit, a bucket of water, drinking bottle, waste bags, mask, soap, poster and brochure.
“It is our duty to help those who are vulnerable to this pandemic” said TNYC director, Vanessa lolohea “those who work at the community police unit are vulnerable for they are the first contact person. So it is crucial to make sure that they have water to wash there hands as they conduct their duty”.
Today the Police Deputy Commissioner, Tevita Vailea show his gratitude toward the program in making sure that each of these unit are used as community police officer are doing there work.