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MP Jenny Salesa to meet with potential candidates in Nukuʻalofa


New Zealand Tongan MP Jenny Lātū Salesa is meeting with local potential female candidates who will be running for Tonga’s election of town and district officers in Nukuʻalofa tomorrow Thursday 14.

Salesa will be sharing her experiences on politics with these women.

Salesa was in Nukuʻalofa on her way to Vava’u to receive three container loads of goods, collected by the Vavaʻu Relief Committee in New Zealand for the victims of Cyclone Winston which hit Vava’u in February.

The MP for Manukau East was expected to “empower” the local women especially those who are running for local government this year.

MP Jenny Lātū Salesa has become the first Tongan-speaker to enter New Zealand Parliament following the national election on 2014.

This was not the first time for Salesa to help local Tongan women while visiting Tonga.

In June last year during her two-week visit to the Kingdom, she met with women and girls with various career goals and she encouraged them to “aim high and to achieve to the best of their abilities”.

The meeting on Saturday is open to the public.

The meeting will begin at 12:00pm at the UN Joint Office upstairs Royco Building (where the New Zealand immigration is located on ground level).