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OFFICE OF THE LORD PRIME MINISTER

Hon. Samuela 'Akilisi Pohiva - Prime Minister of Tonga and Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Minister of Education & Training)

Dr. Palenitina Langa'oi - Chief Secretary & Secretary to Cabinet

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Address: Head Office, Prime Ministers' Office, Taufa'ahau Road, Nuku'alofa.
Postal Address: P.O Box 62, Nuku'alofa, TONGA.
Tel: (+676) 24644 | Fax: (+676) 23888.

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  • Provide leadership and direction in whole of Government policy development, facilitate implementation of Government priorities and projects.
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CONTACT INFORMATION:

Address: Head Office, Prime Ministers' Office, Taufa'ahau Road, Nuku'alofa.
Postal Address: P.O Box 62, Nuku'alofa, TONGA.
Tel: (+676) 24644 | Fax: (+676) 23888.

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Prime Minister meets with Tongatapu district and town officers

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31 January 2011 The Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano met with the District and Town Officers of Tongatapu today for the first time.

Lord Tu'ivakano expressed his appreciation to the Tongatapu District and Town Officers for their diligent performance of their duties to date. He hoped that all District and Town officers continued their close working relationship with the office, villagers and the community. He encouraged them to participate and assist in the economic development of the country, especially in the agricultural sector which plays pivotal role in the country.

In his address, His Lordship noted that the new postharvest facilities and fish market commissioned at Queen Salote Wharf last week provided an excellent opportunity for farmers to export produce and contribute to the economy

At the same time, His Lordship noted that phase one of the reform initiatives to support District Officers, by establishing district offices in their respective districts had been completed in Tongatapu. He said that phase two of the same project aimed at equipping the offices was expected to be followed up in the new financial year.

Following a request from the officers for regular meetings he informed them he hoped to hold quarterly meetings with to discuss important issues arises from their community as well as to share new development ideas that would benefit their villages.

"Your roles are vital to us as you are the conduits between Government and the community. We should put our differences aside and\all work together to improve the lives and well-being of our people" Lord Tu'ivakano said

The programme began with a prayer led by Mr Mataiasi Holani, District Officer for Kolomotu'a District followed by the welcoming speech by Mr Soape Tu'iono, District Officer for the Vaini District. Mr Kalio Moala, District Officer for Lapaha District and Mr Taumoha'apai Taufa of Tatakamotonga District assisted in reading the hymns. The programme was also attended by Lady Tu'ivakano and officials from the Prime Minister's Office.

ENDS

Issued by the: Prime Minister's Office, Nuku'alofa, 2011. Photos by MIC.

Last Updated ( Monday, 13 June 2011 23:09 )
 
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