Press Release from the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga
The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, Lord Tu'ivakano, has dismissed as false, unfounded and utterly untrue, claims by the Hon. Prime Minister, Samuela' Akilisi Pohiva, that the former Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, and former Minister of Finance & National Planning, Hon. Tevita Lavemaau were involved in, and knew about, the advice he had given to His Majesty, King Tupou VI, that resulted in the dissolution of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga with effect from 24 August 2017.
Nuku’alofa, Tonga – 20 January 2017 The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly yesterday praised the friendly parliamentary relations between Tonga and China’s National People’s Congress since the establishment of the two countries diplomatic ties in 1998.
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga – November 10, 2016 THE Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) invited the Lord Speaker, Lord Tu’ivakano to the 81st AFPPD Executive Committee Meeting held on 3 November, 2016 in Thailand.
Nuku‘alofa, Tonga – November 10, 2016 THE Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) invited Lord Fusitu’a and Hon. ‘Akosita Lavulavu to the 11th Women Ministers and Parliamentarians’ Conference held at Bangkok, Thailand from 4-5 November, 2016.
The overarching theme of this Conference was Ensuring Gender Equality and Women’s Empowering from a Life-Cycle Approach Leaving No Girls and No Women Behind.
Dr. Mika Marumoto, AFPPD Executive Director in the middle with Lord Fusitu'a and Hon. 'Akosita Lavulavu at the Conference