The legislative Assembly of Tonga will reconvene on the 16th of May,2022. The first order of business will be the 2022/2023 Budget Estimate. MPs will be given enough time to go through the 2022/2023 Budget Estimate before debates on the Budget starts. At the same time, MPs can raise any issues of concerns.
Even though Parliament was not sitting, MPs continued to work tirelessly following the devastation of the tsunami and the volcanic eruption in January and the Covid outbreak in February.
The Standing Committee on Social Services has held meetings where Cabinet Ministers provide briefing sessions on government’s work in relation to Covid-19 and on government’s relief and rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of January 15 tsunami and volcanic eruption. The Standing Committee on Privileges has also held meeting.