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Public Financial Management symposium wrapped up in Nuku’alofa

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 07/09/2018

The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga – Lord Fakafanua has encouraged the participants of the Tonga Public Financial Management – PFM to ensure that the frameworks for the PFM reforms are firm by upholding Constitutional roles in embedding the principles of good governance, transparency and accountability in the processes.

Lord Fakafanua made the comment during the closing remarks of the symposium in Nuku’alofa yesterday.

We are all in key positions to mobilize the means by which we will implement these PFM reforms, prudently allocate our resources and create and enabling secure environment for these PFM reforms. We must follow through with the national vision and goals expressed on the TSDF II that is may I remind you, to lift the quality of life of every Tongan by maintaining the solid principals of equality, justice and good governance and at the same time We must create, expand and facilitate economic and social opportunities for every Tongan in the past few days,” he said.

Lord Fakafanua added that the symposium was set up with four objectives and he is confident that it has been achieved.

The four objectives include, updating the participants on the process of the PFM reform and how all parties can improve reform, identify the PFM areas and the roles of the Ministry of Finance and National Planning, Revenue and the office Auditor General, Legislative Assembly of Tonga and the Public Enterprises.

Lord Fakafanua also said that the participants have now produced a timeliness of activities and future pathway.

He added it is now time for the Government to facilitate the reform process in order to have an efficient and effective Public Financial Management and improvement in the delivery in the public services.

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