Hon Uata of Ha'ano, Ha'apai was born on 24th August 1936; he is married to Lu'isa and they have 10 children.
Hon Uata is an experienced businessman who has run his own successful businesses for the last 40 years with his family- including inter-islands ferries, general store, tourism, and others, employing a lot of people and always with the aim of helping the people of Tonga.
Hon Uata is and has been a Member of Parliament for the last 24 years representing the Ha'apai Islands.
In order to devote his time and efforts to his new role as a Government Minister, he has divested himself of his business interest in favour of his children.
He has commenced his duties as a Minister today and has met the Chief Secretary & Secretary to Cabinet, Mr Busby Kautoke and Director of Health, Dr Siale ‘Akau'ola to become familiar with his duties as a Cabinet Minister and also with the work of his ministry.
Issued by the: Prime Minister's Office, Nuku'alofa, 2011.