PRIME MINISTER - GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF TONGA
Role of the Prime Minister
The Prime Minister is in formal terms appointed by His Majesty the King, on the recommendation of the Legislative Assembly as provided in the Constitution and Government Act.
The Prime Minister as leading Minister of the Government, the Prime Minister :
(a) to appoint, dismiss or discipline all Government officers (including Magistrates);
(b) to delegate to any person or persons appointed for the purposes, the power to appoint, dismiss or discipline all those officers and otherwise to administer the Civil Service, such delegation to be to
an extent specified and not to be inconsistent with the provisions of any other Act.
The Prime Minister chairs Cabinet meetings. By convention, responsibility for Cabinet procedures rests with the Prime Minister.
Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2012.