A call for action has been made to our leaders including Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly of Tonga from Women and Children’s Crisis Centre (WCCC) young women on six issues they need to address.
This is the young female leaders’ voices to mark International Youth Day 2020 yesterday. This year’s theme Youth Engagement for Global Action seeks to highlight the ways in which engagement of young at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes.
THE Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Lord Fakafanua has challenged the participants of ‘She Leads Fale Alea ‘o Tonga’ program to play a leading role in addressing the youth unemployment issue.
The parliamentary seat of the Nobles' Representative of Niuatoputapu and Niuafo'ou in the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, held by Lord Fusitu'a, is vacant as of yesterday, 6 August 2020. This is by operation of law as per section 7 of the Legislative Assembly Act. The provision requires a Member of Parliament not to be absent from the Assembly for more than 12 consecutive calendar months. If a Member is absent from the Assembly for more than 12 consecutive calendar months, his tenure as a Member shall end and the seat will become vacant. Lord Fusitu'a has been absent from meetings of the Assembly since 5 August 2019.