Young leaders vital to carry Tongan reforms forward
Tonga needs to identify young leaders to carry on the kingdom’s political reforms into the future, says an Auckland-based community leader.
Tongan Advisory Council chairman Melino Maka said today King George Tupou V’s unexpected death last Sunday left uncertainty about the reforms.
Good leadership was essential for development – both economically and politically, he told a media conference at AUT University.
“We need to identify young leaders who can carry Tonga into the future.”
King George Tupou V relinquished much of his power in 2010, placing more political control in the hands of the elected government.