As the Tongan government struggles to reform the Tongan Police, the events of the past months have shattered the integrity of the force and are undermining a five year reform process that had aimed to restore public confidence and turn Tonga Police into the Pacific’s leading Police service by 2013. Editor’s comment.
Tonga Police Development Program
The Tonga Police need to win back the trust and confidence of the public after the homicide death of Kali Fungavaka in Nuku’alofa had tarnished the Police’s reputation both locally and internationally, the Prime Minister Lord Tu’ivakano told the 43rd Commissioned Officers two-day Annual Conference.
The events of the past week, with the parliament deferring its deliberation on a motion for a vote of no confidence for a month, and then the death of a New Zealand policeman in the care of the Tonga Police, has highlighted the social, economic and political problems that are engulfing Tonga at the moment. Editor’s Comment by Pesi Fonua.
A Pangai Community Police Station in Ha’apai, renovated at a cost of over half a million pa’anga was officially opened by the Governor of Ha’apai, Lord Tu’iha’angana, on August 2.