21 Jul 2016

Only Tonga woman MP outlines focus

7:42 am on 21 July 2016

Building the quality of life of her constituents is the aim of the newest MP in Tonga.

The only woman in the Tonga parliament, 'Akosita Lavulavu, won her Vava'u 16 seat in a by election last week.

Her husband, Eutate Lavulavu, had lost the seat after being convicted of charges relating to his campaign in the 2014 election.

Mrs Lavulavu told Radio Tonga she wants to initiate activity across a wide range.

She said she would be pushing for road construction projects, and improvements to services in education, women affairs, health and agriculture.