Minister says his appointment of his niece not illegal; Fonua’s contract with EC legal

'Oku taupotu 'i lalo ha fakamatala faka-Tonga

The Minister of Finance said his appointment of his niece, lawyer Seimimili Tu’i’onetoa Fonua, as a Commissioner of the Electricity Commission (EC) did not breach the government’s employment regulations. Hon Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa said accusations that he had practised nepotism after he appointed his niece as EC Commissioner was “misinformation.” According to the Minister, the law…

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