Government makes close to $150,000 from Pacific Games sale

The sale sale of donated and purchased assets for the 2019 Pacific Games has earned the Government $147,777, with more still to sell.

This was confirmed by the Ministry of Finance Asset Manager, Selby Finau, who said following the two day sale earlier this month, several items are still available including televisions, printers, cell phones, PA systems, refrigerators, coolers and mattresses. 

The sale will continue this week and interested buyers are invited to visit the Ministry of Finance to purchase and pay.

They can collect their purchase from Gym 2 in Tuanaimato where the assets are stored, Mr. Finau said.

M.O.F. had 46 different kinds of assets on sale, ranging from plain white rubbish bins to seven-seater lounge suites. 

Much of it was donated by the Government of China to use in the Pacific Games 2019 while some was purchased by M.O.F. 

China also sent over several containers of sports equipment and vehicles to use in the Games. Much of the sports equipment has been shared with the relevant sports associations and some schools while the vehicles are being used by various Government ministries, including the Ministry of Health, for national operations like the COVID-19 response.

The Ministry of Finance has yet to reveal exactly which sports associations and schools received sports equipment.

This months’ sale was a crowded occasion, with hundreds of expectant buyers making their way to their desired objects in Gym 2 in Tuanaimato.

By midday, much of the stock was accounted for, with queues growing at the payment station.

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