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Can Tonga can do without NZ aid

"We should not be under any illusion that they do this for our own good, we remind ourselves that Aid does not solely benefit us as a country, but Aid benefits the donor as well. One example would be that they give us aid and they dump mutton flaps on the Tongan market; mutton flaps that are hardly edible by the health standards of New Zealand”.

“According to data from the Ministry of Health, increase consumption of mutton flaps has led to a proportional increase in non- communicable disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease among the Tongan people. Mutton flaps are not fit for human consumption.”

The Prime Minister, H.R.H. Prince ‘Ulukalala Lavaka ‘Ata, in a press conference held on the 14th February 2002