9 Jan 2015

New Tonga cabinet meets for the first time

4:54 pm on 9 January 2015

Tonga's Prime Minister has held his first official meeting with his Cabinet Ministers and public servants this afternoon.

Tonga Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva.

Tonga Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva. Photo: RNZ

Radio Tonga reports that at the meeting, 'Akilisi Pohiva said part of his mission was to reduce the use of government vehicles for private use.

He also told public servants to avoid official visits in order to cut costs.

Mr Pohiva also urged them to practice transparency and accountability no matter what their position is.

He was elected last month.

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