Parliament’s first meeting this Thursday

    Tonga Parliament will hold its first meeting for this year on Thursday 18, January.

    All Members of Parliament will take their oaths during the meeting.

    Tonga’s Legislative Assembly was opened last Thursday in what its Office described as an “in-house session” ceremony.

    The Clerk to Parliament Gloria Pole’o has reportedly announced the meeting yesterday.

    Agendas for the meeting will include MPs to approve a response to a letter from the king which was read during the opening of the 2018 Parliamentary Session on 11 January.

    The Speaker of Parliament and Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva decided the date for the meeting according to the constitution.

    The government

    Hon Pōhiva was at Vaiola hospital’s intensive care unit and his condition has improved, a Ministry of Health spokesperson said.

    He was expected to attend the meeting on Thursday.

    As Kaniva News reported, His Majesty King Tupou VI appointed Hon Pōhiva as Prime Minister of Tonga on January 2.

    The king also approved Hon Pōhiva’s lineup to be effective from January 5.

    The cabinet ministers held their first meeting with their staff in their respective ministerial portfolios on January 8.

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