Civil service to go on break from December 21
NUKU’ALOFA-October 25: 4.20pm (Nuku’alofa Times): The civil service here in Tonga will go on their Christmas break from December 21 this year.
They will then return to work on January 2, 2017.
This was approved by Cabinet at their October 21 meeting here in Nuku’alofa.
The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed the holiday break in a media release today.
The statement was signed off by Dr Palenitina Langa’oi, the Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet.
“The Christmas Vacation Period for the public service for 2016/2017 will be observed from 8:30am on Wednesday 21st December 2016 and will end at 4:30pm on Monday 2nd January 2017,” the statement said.
The civil service will also observe the annual Week of Prayer for the New Year, closing work at 4pm daily for that week.
But the essential service providers like the Ministry of Health, Fire Service, Police and the Military will continue to provide service at this time.
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