6 July 2011
His Majesty King George Tupou V has appointed the Lord Fulivai as the Lord Fulivai as the new Governor of Vava'u with effect from 1 July 2011.
A Letter of Appointment was delivered to Lord Fulivai at his home in Nuku'alofa yesterday, 5 July, the Prime Minister's Office confirmed today. Lord Fulivai is Vava'u's youngest Governor.
He was a former Vava'u Noble's Representative who first entered the Tongan Parliament on July 30, 2009. He was not re-elected in last year's election.
Lord Fulivai's estates are Hunga, Fangalepa and Loto'uiha in Vava'u.
He takes over from former Acting Governor of Vava'u Lord Sevele of Vailahi (also known Dr Feleti Sevele), Tonga's former Prime Minister who ended his acting appointment on June 30. Lord Sevele was appointed by the King in Privy Council as Acting Governor of Vava'u on August 27, 2010.
Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2011