THE mindset and culture around election campaigning and entering into politics needs to be changed so voters understand when a candidate is elected into Parliament, it is not about paying their bills.
Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General, ‘Alisi Taumoepeau made the remarks when spoke to 30 members of the first ever Practice Parliament for Women in Tonga during their orientation programme at Fa’onelua Convention Centre yesterday.
‘Alisi told participants that running for Parliament is not paying voters’ bills, instead it is about skills, finess and passion to carry out their parliamentary duty to the people of Tonga.
“BEING the only woman in Parliament is not unique to me,” say the Hon. Minister of Education Dr. ‘Ana Taufe’ulungaki when speaking to 30 members of the first ever Practice Parliament for Women in Tonga.
THE actual Practice Parliament for Women in Tonga in a real Parliament setting will take place tomorrow at the Legislative Assembly Chamber.
THREE nobles of the realm will officially close the Legislative Assembly session for 2013/2014 on behalf of His Majesty during a soft closing ceremony tomorrow.