By Sini Latu, Tonga Broadcasting Commission: http://www.tonga-broadcasting.net
11 July 2013 Nadi Fiji - Leveni ‘Ahois the Director of Tonga’s National Emergency Management Office.
He has been attending the Joint Meeting of the Pacific Platform for Disaster Risk Management and the Pacific Climate Change Roundtable 2013.
He is a member of the National Emergency Management Committee which comprises of the Police, Fire Services, Education, Tonga Defence, Environment, Lands and Survey.
‘Aho says working together is not a problem, the big issue is the lack of funds and resources for their work.
To promote disaster awareness, the committee uses radio, television and outreach work through community groups, NGOs and the private sector.