TASANOC CEO and Manager sacked

The Chief Executive Officer of the Tonga Amateur Sport and National Olympic Committee will no longer receive salaries and other expenses normally  paid by the organisation, it was announced on Tuesday. The office manager 'Ahosivi Kaitapu's employment term was also terminated.

According to the announcement Mr Takitoa Taumoepeau, a former long-time chief executive officer of TASANOC will still remain as the Secretary General in the organization, a voluntary position that is elected every four years.

The termination was understood to have been based on the orgnisation's restructure.

At the last annual general meeting, the financial accounts for 2012 showed that the administration expenses had exceeded budgeted income by over 137 thousand US dollars.

The main expenses were the salaries and wages of the CEO and five staff, the CEO’s housing and travel allowances, general overseas travel and vehicle expenses.

At the same time the budgets for sports development in Tonga were under-expended.

Taumoepeau was instrumental in bringing the South Pacific Games into Tonga to be held in 2019.

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