17 Aug 2017

Call for improved financial oversight in Tonga Govt

From , 5:02 am on 17 August 2017

A new auditor general's report in Tonga shows widespread mismanagement in the government's ministries and agencies.

The report detailed outstanding debts, early and overpayments, duplications and a lack of systems to manage finances.

A former finance minister, 'Aisake Eke, says he has long been pushing for a Government Audit Oversight committee to improve financial management.

The MP, who's no longer in cabinet, told Don Wiseman he's continuing to advocate for such a committee.

2015 Tonga finance minister 'Aisake Eke

2015 Tonga finance minister 'Aisake Eke Photo: UN/YoutubeChannel