THE Speaker of the Legislative Assembly has called for an independent commission to advice on the appointment of judicial and legal officers.
Lord Fakafanua made the comment yesterday when the House discussed the Act of Constitution Amendment Bill 2014.
One of the proposed amendments was for the Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel to be replaced by a Judicial and Legal Service Commission to advice on the appointment of judicial and legal officers.
The Bill proposed for a new committee of six members to make recommendation on the appointment of judicial and legal officers. Lord Fakafanua had his reservation about the majority of the committee members’ being selected by Government.
GOVERNMENT vehemently denied not selling the orbital slots 134 E and 138 E as claimed by Tongatapu 1 constituency MP, ‘Akilisi Pōhiva.
THE Legislative Assembly was adjourned until 10:30am today to allow parliamentarians for their routine medical checkup.
THE Legislative Assembly has approved to provide financial support towards the Australia Football League (AFL) Tonga team.
TONGATAPU 3 constituency MP has called on Government to submit a motion for an order for a parliamentary committee to address the ongoing problems of the water system.
Dr. Sitiveni Halapua brought this to the Legislative Assembly’s attention last Monday following a plea from ‘Eua Noble Representative Lord Nuku for Government‘s action on the continued muddy water condition faced by the islanders when it rains.
Halapua said the issue had been repeatedly raised in the House yet no clear policy is in place to deal with the problems.