Prime Minister Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva believes Tonga will benefit from CEDAW, but he is willing to rest the issue in the hands of the people.
Two weeks before the Coronation,The Privy Council slammed the door to the Cabinet’s proposal to the King to allow Tonga to sign CEDAW. PM Pohiva told TNEWS FOCUS, in a situation like this, where people are split on the issue, the only thing he can do is to conduct a referendum even though he believes Tonga will benefit from becoming a member of CEDAW.
He also answers the question, whether he is no longer the Voice of the people regarding the issue of CEDAW:
Please Watch this video for his Answer: