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THE Legislative Assembly of Tonga will host a two day Regional Parliamentary Workshop next Monday, from May 18-19 to promote ratification and implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in the Pacific.

Participants during the workshop at Loumaile Lodge
Middle: Lord Speaker (4th to the right), Australian High Commissioner to Tonga H.E Brett Aldam (4th to the left) & participants on parliamentary oversight workshop.

PARLIAMENT through legislation, oversight function and Members of Parliament’s (MPs) close engagement with its electorates have been known as three methods to combat corruption.

The current sitting of the Legislative Assembly, which was opened in January 2015, will be officially closed by a soft closing ceremony on Thursday, 21st May 2015. His Majesty, King Tupou VI has appointed a commission of three Nobles to conduct the soft closing ceremony, in accordance with section 17 of the Legislative Assembly Act. The commissioned Nobles are-

Teacher & pupils of FWC Akoteu Schoo, Ha'apai
During the outreach programme at FWC 'Apiako Teu, Pangai.

THE Parliamentary Education Team has this year adopted a different approach to its outreach program commencing with an awareness program for the community in Ha’apai.

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