17 Aug 2015

Impeachment push in Tonga Parliament

6:13 pm on 17 August 2015

Attempts are being made in the Tonga Parliament to impeach the Minister of Infrastructure 'Etuate Lavulavu.

Radio Tonga reports a letter calling for the Minister to be impeached was read in Parliament today.

Mr Lavulavu has dismissed claims that he has not been following the policies and regulations of parliament, mismanaging government's properties and actions that could affect Tonga's international relations.

The Speaker, Lord Tu'ikvakano, directed the MPs behind the impeachment call to refer it to the relevant parliamentary committee for consideration.