His Majesty King Tupou VI has officially dissolved the Legislative Assembly of Tonga effective at 5pm yesterday. According to a Tongan Government gazette issued from the Attorney General's Office, the dissolution of Parliament is after having considered an advice from the Speaker Lord Tu'ivakano. The next general election is to be held no later than November 16, 2017.
You can access this Gazette via this link https://crownlaw.gov.to/…/GazetteSupplementExtraordinaryNo.…
The Legislative Assembly has approved the establishment of a Select Committee to work on concerns relating to domestic airfares and ferry prices.
THE Legislative Assembly of Tonga is adjourned until August 21st to allow Government’s submission of much needed amended legislations concerning the fund allocation towards sports.
THE Public Accounts Standing Committee (PAC) is considering the common audit issues arose during the audit conducted on Government Ministries, Departments and Agency (MDA) in the financial year 2015/2016.
A moment of silence was observed yesterday in Parliament in remembrance of a former Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga.