THE Legislative Assembly of Tonga will reconvene for its current sitting next Monday, February 1st, 2016 after it was adjourned for more than three months.
“Capacity development should NOT be a one-time occurrence. Rather, it should be an ongoing exercise spread throughout the term as Members need to familiarize themselves with practices and procedures but when it comes to issues that are regularly raised in the House- such as budget oversight and the scrutiny of bills- then members need to be constantly updated”
(R-L)Speaker Lord Tu'ivakano & Deputy Clerk, Dr. Sione Vikilani
CONFIDENCE and trust in the Parliament of any democratic country Tonga included is crucial for the survival of its good reputation.
THE Hon. Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism, ‘Etuate Lavulavu will commence work without pay for five months effective in January 2016.