People’s Representative ‘Akilisi Pohiva who is accused of swearing in the House on Wednesday, September 26, is now facing a possible suspension from parliament. From the House by Pesi Fonua.
Nuku'alofa Development Corporation
Tonga’s Attorney General, Neil Adsett, said that a Parliamentary Select Committee that investigated the use of a multi million loan from China for the restructuring of Nuku’alofa had done a good job, but its report had no real finding of any person taking money they should not have had, or using money for themselves or against the interest of Tonga. But the Attorney General’s freely expressed opinion has upset the Select Committee’s chairman, ‘Akilisi Pohiva.
A motion by the Minister of Justice, Hon. Clive Edwards, for a Parliamentary Select Committee to find out why protesters burnt Nuku’alofa on 16 November 2006, was withdrawn by order of the Acting Speaker yesterday, after ‘Akilisi Pohiva pleaded with the Prime Minister to ask the Acting Speaker to have it withdrawn. From the House by Pesi Fonua
The long awaited report of a Parliamentary Select Committee on how the Nuku’alofa Development Corporation NDC administered and spent the TOP$118 million loan from China for the reconstruction of Nuku’alofa, is still being prepared, according to Dr Sitiveni Halapua, a member of the Select Committee.