Tonga Broadcasting Commission chair rejects plea

The chair of Tonga Broadcasting Commission has rejected a plea from the Government to stand down.

The Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva and Public Enterprises Minister Poasi Tei, are reported to have begged Lady Eseta Fusi'tua to give up the post.

The Ministry of Public Enterprises has said it also wants two other directors to resign voluntarily but the Radio Tonga reports the Public Relations Commission, saying the contracts of all three are valid for three years.

Lady Fusitu'a says she is not going and she says forcing directors to resign seems unlawful.

Mr Tei says if they do not resign they will not be considered for the combined board the Government is planning for the management of Utilities, Information and Communication.