THE Public Accounts Standing Committee is considering a motion from the Hon. Prime Minister for a 20 percent cut in legislator’s basic salary due to the impacts of COVID-19.
The House voted to send the Prime Minister’s motion to the Public Accounts Committee to consider it before reporting to the House.
THE Legislative Assembly has appointed a new Chairman of the Whole House Committee, Lord Tu’i’afitu. the number two Vava’u Noble Representative
GOVERNMENT has announced a budget deficit of about $60million from its total proposed Estimates of $589.6 million for the 2020/2021 financial year.
The $589.6 million budget consists of the $465.8million government budget support and donor cash and 123.78 million (59 percent) donor in-kind.
(Nuku’alofa, Tonga) 11 May 2020 – In preparation for the tabling of the 2020-2021 national budget, which will also include the appropriation for the COVID-19 stimulus package, the Legislative Assembly of Tonga is benefitting from the remote support of the “Pacific Floating Budget Office” initiative developed by the United Development Programme.
Siaosi Pohiva has been sworn in as number one People Representative of Tongatapu in the Legislative Assembly of Tonga.