Tonga Youth Parliament 2018 a success, says Speaker.
Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 15/11/2018
In the closing remarks from the Speaker of Parliament to officially close the Youth Parliament 2018, Lord Fakafanua said this year’s youth Parliament was a success and hopes similar programs will be carried out in the future.
Lord Speaker said the discussions during the deliberations in the House highlighted the issues faced by the youths today and that Parliament should look into addressing these issues.
He added, though yesterday was the last day for the youth Parliament BUT it marks the beginning of their cooperation with members of the youth Parliament 2018.
The Youth MPs will now return to each of their respective constituencies to assist the youth and to seek ways to address the issues they face daily after experiencing the leadership roles in the Youth Parliament.
The Youth Parliament’s Prime Minister – ‘Aulola ‘Ake thanked the Speaker and the Office of the Legislative Assembly for organizing the event because it was a great opportunity for the youth to raise their concerns.
She added they will go back to their respective constituencies and work hand in hand with the youth to follow up the work they have done.
The last youth Parliament was held more than a decade ago.
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