22 Feb 2008

Tongan tourism ministry probe to be completed next week

11:46 am on 22 February 2008

The Tongan Auditor-General's report on the alleged misuse of funds by the Minister of Tourism is expected to be completed before the end of next week.

The Auditor General is investigating allegations, made by the director of tourism, that the minister, Fineasi Funaki, misappropriated funds from the ministry.

The Minister of Information, 'Afualo Matoto, told Matangi Tonga that the report will be submitted to the Prime Minister and then to cabinet for discussion.