Tonga’s P.M. Pohiva in town

TALOFA LAVA: Caretaker Prime Minister of Tonga, Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva (second from right) is pictured with members of the Tongan delegation at Taumeasina Island Resort yesterday.

They here for the 48th Pacific Islands Forum Meeting. Pohiva is accompanied by the Minister of Food, Fisheries, Semisi Fakahau and C.E.O of Ministry of Meterology, Pauyla Pouvale Ma’u.

Pohiva was stopped from speaking to the Samoa Observer yesterday by his Personal Assistant.

Last week, Tonga’s Parliament was dissolved by the King.

However, according to a press release posted by the office of the Prime Minister of Tonga on their website, “Prime Minister of Tonga, Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva’s present Government will continue until the Elections take place.

“During this time, administration of Government services will continue.”

The election is scheduled for 16 November 2017.

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