1 Oct 2014

Commissioners' resignation in Tonga rejected

8:25 am on 1 October 2014

Tonga's acting prime minister has refused to accept the resignation of four Public Servants Commission commissioners.

Radio Tonga reports that Litili 'Ofanoa, Finau Tutone, Simione Sefanaina and Mishka Tu'ifua resigned because they felt a lack of trust from the Prime Minister and his cabinet in terms of performing their duties.

But acting prime minister, Samiu Vaipulu, says he has replied to their concerns and says there was a communication breakdown between the commissioners and the government and he has told them to continue with their duties.

Mr Vaipulu says he believes the commissioners will accept cabinet's decision.