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The Ministry of finance and National Planning is the central institution within the economic and financial landscape of the Kingdom. For this reason the Ministry has a constant obligation to carefully consider the economic and financial needs of the country and provide Government with sound advice after considering all possible alternatives within the common confines of a limited resourced environment.  The ministry is guided by its vision, mission and values.


To improve the livelihood of the people of Tonga by developing sound fiscal and macroeconomic policies.


To provide professional financial, economic, and national planning advice to Government and key stakeholders on efficient and effective utilization of resources.


Hon. Dr. Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa - Minister for finance and National Planning

Ms. Pilimilose Balwyn Fa'otusia - Chief Executive Officer for finance and National Palnning


Listed are some of the services provided by the Ministry:

  • Salary: The ministry prepares and distributes government salary payments, as well as related employee and employer contributions to the retirement fund Board on a fortnightly basis.  The ministry ensures that salary payments are not only timely but complies with related established government policies and procedures regarding salary payments of any kind.
  • Payment: The ministry also processes all payments for government spending.  For more information on this, please refer to our Payment page for more comprehensive explanation on how government expenditure is processed and paid out.
  • Procurement: There is a Central Procurement Office within the ministry.  All major purchases or hiring of consultants by government are required to go through the Procurement Office to ensure that they meet the requirements.  world bank is currently funding a Public Procurement Reform Project for finalizing the Procurement Bill, Regulations, Manual and Standard Documents which have been drafted.



For more information, please contact:

  • Postal Address: P.O. Box 87, Nuku'alofa, Tonga
  • Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • phone (676) 23 066 Fax: (676) 24 040
  • Website: www.finance.gov.to

Vote of Thanks by Hon. Sunia Fili at the Official Launch of UNDP Tonga Office

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Minister for Finance and National Planning; Hon. Sunia Fili25 May, 2011. Minister for Finanace and Revenue; Hon. Sunia Fili vote of thanks at the official opening of the UNDP office in Nuku'alofa.

  • Lord Tu'ivakano, Prime Minister of Tonga,
  • Honourable Ministers of the Crown,
  • H. E Knut Ostby, Resident Representative of the United Nations,
  • Member of the Diplomatic Corps,
  • Distinguished Senior Government Officials,
  • Ladies and Gentlemen.

On behalf of the Government of Tonga and the Ministry of Finance and National Planning, I am privileged and honored to be part of the official inauguration ceremony of UNDP office in Tonga.

In 1999, Tonga attained its membership in the United Nations and today marks a milestone of its strengthened partnership through expanded presence in the Pacific, and more so with the establishment of the United Nations Development Programme office here in Nuku'alofa Tonga.

We welcome UNDP to the Friendly Islands wholeheartedly as a development partner and we are happy to host with sincere gratitude for the benefit of the Government of Tonga gained.

Since 1999 UNDP has been an integeralintegral part of the development of Tonga through the provision of assistance in various areas such as the;
• Millennium Development Goals and its initiatives in Tonga;
• Development Partnership towards achieving AID Effectiveness;
• Ongoing support for United Nations coherence to name a few

We trust this office will provide great benefit to the people of Tonga by way of deepening the working relationships between the United Nations Development Programme and the Government of Tonga. This new premise reaffirms UNDP's commitment to assist Tonga's development agenda by bringing various international and regional experiences together, and providing better support to the people of Tonga. I am sure the opening of this office symbolizes that the United Nations through the United Nations Development Programme can proactively provide effective and timely assistance.

With these few words, let me conclude by thanking the Lord Prime Minister and the Hon. Ministers of the Crown, Nobles of the Realm, Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Government Senior Officials and Non Governmental Organizations for their ongoing support in the initiative launched today and best wishes to the Resident Representative of UNDP, Mr. Knut Ostby for the successful fruition of this partnership.

MALO ‘AUPITO and Tu'a ‘ofa atu


Issued and transcribed by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2011.

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