The Ministry of Public Enterprises was established in October of 2006 and is now on its nineth year of operation.
The Ministry of Public Enterprises (MPE) is among the few new Ministries set up by the Government of Tonga (GOT) to carry forward its various reform programs.
The reform programs permeate the social, economical and political arena. The Ministry of Public Enterprises focuses in economical reforms particularly in the attempt to better utilise public resources in creating wealth and adding value to service provision. At the same time, the Ministry is integrating its policy with the GOT overall emphasis on a private sector-led economy.
The Ministry draws its operating powers and authority from various Acts and the National Strategic Plans. The Acts include the followings:
• The Public Enterprises Act of 2002
• The Company’s Act 1995
• Strategic Development Plan 8 (SDP8)
For the MPE: The leading organization in promoting, enabling and encouraging growth in the Public Enterprise performances thus assists growing the government revenue from the Public Enterprises
To accomplish our mission and to deliver to our vision, MPE has adopted these values: