The Speaker of the legislative Assembly of Tonga Lord Fakafanua expressed his sincere gratitude to NZ High Commissioner to Tonga Her Excellency Tiffany Babington during an official handover ceremony of office furniture worth TOP$110,000.00 to Parliament on Wednesday 6th of May 2018.
The Speaker conveyed this on behalf of the MPs and staff.
He said such assistance will allow MPs and staff to efficiently carry out their job in the new parliamentary location.
In response, H.E Babington is hopeful that with the contribution, it will help Parliament and MPs to function better.
She said New Zealand supports good governance and their donation is to raise the standards of Parliament.
The NZ diplomat also reassured the Speaker and staff of her country’s commitment to provide ongoing support to OLA in the future.
The assistance was made possible after the Office of the Legislative Assembly (OLA) sought assistance with the NZ High Commission Office in Nuku’alofa.
Office furniture includes desks and chairs among others.