20 Jun 2018

Tonga's budget expected to be passed on Thursday

From , 3:02 pm on 20 June 2018

Tonga's finance minister is confident that the drawn-out process of passing his budget will be completed within the next 24 hours. 

Pohiva Tu'ionetoa has proposed a $US293 million budget with $48 million set aside for recovery from February's Cyclone Gita. 

Mr Tu'ionetoa told Koro Vaka'uta what has been holding the budget up.

Tongan MP, Pohiva Tu'ionetoa

Tongan MP, Pohiva Tu'ionetoa Photo: RNZI / Koro Vaka'uta