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  • SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:   Lord Tu'ivakano
  • DEPUTY SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:   Lord Tu'i'afitu
  • CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE:   Hon. Semisi Sika
  • DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE:  Lord Tu'ilakepa

Lord Tu'ivakano.

Speaker of the House.

Nobles Rep. No. 3 of Tongatapu.

Lord Tu'i'afitu.

Deputy Speaker of the House.

Nobles Rep. No. 1 of Vava'u.

Hon. Semisi Sika.

Chairman of the Whole Committee.

Minister for Tourism and Infrastructure.

Peoples Rep. of Tongatapu No. 2.


Lord Tu'ilakepa.

Deputy Chairman of the Whole Committee.

Nobles Rep. No. 2 of Vava'u.

Hon. Samuela 'Akilisi Pohiva.

Prime Minister of Tonga

Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade and Minister for Education & Training.

Peoples Rep. of Tongatapu No. 1.

Hon. Siaosi 'Ofa ki Vahafolau Sovaleni.

Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga

Minister for Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management Environment, Climates Change & Communications.

Peoples Rep. of Tongatapu No. 3.

Lord Ma'afu.

Minister for Lands, Survey and Natural Resources.

Nobles Rep. No.2 of  Tongatapu

Hon. Fe'aomoeata Vakata.

Minister for Internal Affairs.

Peoples Rep. of the (two) Niua No. 17

Hon. Dr. Saia Piukala.

Minister for Health.

Peoples Rep. of Vava'u No. 14.

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Hon. Poasi Tei.

Minister  for Public Enterprises.

Peoples Rep. of Tongatapu No. 6.

Hon. Semisi Fakahau.

Minister for Agriculture, Food, Forest and Fisheries.

Peoples Rep. of Tongatapu No. 8.

Hon. 'Aisake Eke.

Minister for Finance and National Planning.

Peoples Rep. of Tongatapu No. 5.

Hon. Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa.

Minister for Police, Fire Services & Prisons and Minister for Commerce & Labour.


People's Rep of Tongatapu No. 10.

Hon. Vuna Fa'otusia.

Minister for Justice.

Peoples Rep. of Tongatapu No. 7.

Hon. Tevita Lavemaau.

Minister for Revenue and Custom Services.

Peoples Rep. of 'Eua No. 11.

Lord Vaea.

Nobles Rep. No. 1 of Tongatapu.

Lord Nuku.


Nobles Rep. of 'Eua

Lord Tu'iha'ateiho.

Nobles Rep. No. 1 of Ha'apai.

Lord Tu'iha'angana.

Nobles Rep. No. 2 of Ha'apai.

Lord Fusitu'a.

Nobles Rep. of the two Niuas.


Mr. Mateni Tapueluelu.

Peoples Rep. of Tongatapu No. 4.

Mr. Penisimani Fifita

Peoples Rep. of Tongatapu No. 9.

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Mr. Viliami Manu'opangai

Peoples Rep. of Ha'apai No. 12.

Mr. Veivosa Taka

Peoples Rep. of Ha'apai No. 13.

Constituencies

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Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2011.



Sunia Fili, elected new Chair of whole Committee

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11 March 2013

IT is vital for the Chairperson of the Whole House Committee of the Legislative Assembly to be impartial when carrying out its duties.

This is according to ‘Eua MP Constituency, Sunia Fili who takes up his new post as the new Chairperson of the Whole House Committee today.

Sunia Fili replaces Hon. Siosifa Tu'utafaiva who recently takes up new Cabinet portfolio as Minister of Police and Inland Revenue Services.

Speaking to Parliament News today, he says a Chairperson of the Committee plays a crucial role in moderating the House's deliberation.

He also noted the need for Members to be more efficient.

"MPs are being urged to use time wisely and to deliberate on issues for the best interest of the people. This is among many concerns raised by the people.

This is also the King's wishes for MPs to use the allocated time provided wisely to discuss matters and issues for the betterment of the people," said the new Chairperson of the Whole House.

As a member of Parliament for 15 years, Sunia is excited to take up this new job.

He also pointed out that it's significant when executing the duty is to perform according to the House's Standing Orders.

He is also elated to become the new Chair as it is important to have experience with different aspects of the legislative work.

The Committee of the Whole House is where the robust debate, scrutiny of bills and discussion of important national matter takes place.

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Issued by the: Tongan Parliament, Nuku'alofa, 2013

 

Lord Nuku won By Election for ‘Eua's Noble Representative

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02 Aug. 2012. Lord Nuku has been announced as the new Representative of the Nobles for the Electoral District of ‘Eua, after the conclusion of a by-election held at the Palace Office in Nuku'alofa and Government offices in the outer islands.

With his triumphant win, Lord Nuku returns to Parliament this year to fill the seat for ‘Eua's Nobles Representative, once held by the former Speaker Hon. Lasike.

Thirteen other Hereditary Title estate holders eligible candidates for the ‘Eua Nobles Electoral District By-Election were the ‘Ahome'e, Ata, Fielakepa, Fohe, Kalaniuvalu, Lasike, Ma'afu, Tu'ivakano, Tungi, Vaea, Vaha'i, Ve'ehala. Three other Life Peerages Ramsay Dalgety, Tevita Poasi Tupou and Feleti Sevele registered to vote in the By Elections.

Three of these Nobles, Tu'ivakano, Vaea and Ma'afu are already members of Parliament and held Ministerial portfolios.

Lord Nuku was former noble's representative for ‘Eua for 3 consecutive terms, was sworn in at Parliament at 2pm this afternoon, when the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly continues in Nuku'alofa.

Lord Nuku once held Ministerial portfolios for Police, Prisons and Fire Services in 2005 and later Minister for Works in 2006.

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 November 2012 20:34 )
 

Lord Fakafanua elected as new Speaker of Tongan Parliament

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19 July 2012. The Legislative Assembly of Tonga has elected Lord Fakafanua, Noble Representative Number 1 for the Ha'apai Group, as the new Speaker of the House.

Two Nobles were nominated as candidacy for the Speaker, wherein Lord Fakafanua took the lead with 17 votes while the Lord Tu'ilakepa, Noble Representative No. 2 for Vava'u and former Speaker of the House, received 8 votes.

The proceedings were conducted in accordance with Clause 15 of the Legislative Assembly Act, wherein the King shall appoint one of the nobles of the Legislative Assembly to be the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

Lord Tu'iha'ateiho was appointed as Acting Speaker during the proceedings however has now become Deputy Speaker of the House, a position which became vacant upon the appointment of Lord Tu'i'afitu as Minister of Health, earlier this month.

The Lord Fakafanua (Fatafehi Kinikinilau Lolomana‘ia Fakafanua), is one of thirty-three hereditary estate holders of the Tongan Nobility. Son of the Late Fakafanua (Tutoatasi Fakafanua) and Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Ofeina, the Lord Fakafanua was bestowed with the title Fakafanua on the 24th of April 2006. Lord Fakafanua's estates include Ma'ufanga (Tongatapu) and Faleloa (Ha'apai).

Lord Fakafanua's political career began when he was elected as representative for Ha'apai, during the April 2008 general elections, and again re-elected in November 2010.

On 19 July 2012, Lord Fakafanua became the youngest incumbent to be elected as Speaker of the Tongan Legislative Assembly following Lord Lasike's removal from office.

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Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2012.


Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 November 2012 20:06 )
 

New MP for Tongatapu 9

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16 September 2011 The results of the By Elections for Tongatapu 9 constituency was announced last evening by the Tonga Electoral Commission, pronouncing Falisi Tupou of Tatakamotonga as the winner of the seat for the People's Representative for Tongatapu 9 in Parliament.

Newcomer Falisi Tupou has won by a total of 745 votes compared to twice Tongatapu 9 campaigner Sevenitini Toumo'ua who rank second with just 483, a difference of over 250 votes.

The other candidates who ran for the Tongatapu 9 seat included Viliami Fukofuka (469 votes); Siaosi ‘Enosi Tu'ipulotu (254 votes); ‘Epeli Taufa Kalemani (199 votes) and Konisitutone SImana Kami (119 votes). A total of 2269 voters participated in the by elections, from the 2959 registered last year

There were nine polling stations set out in Tongatapu in six villages with one in ‘Eua, Ha'apai, Vava'u and the Niuas.

The details of the results are outlined in tables below:

CONSTITUENCY - Tongatapu 9

No.

Candidates Names

Villages

Ttkmtonga

Holonga

Pelehake

F'motu

Nakolo

Ha'asini

Lvtonga

Fatumu

1

Falisi Tupou

Ttkmtonga

296

16

39

152

72

111

18

33

2

Sevenitini Toumo'ua

Haveluliku

22

4

22

73

36

104

40

119

3

Viliami Fukofuka

Ttkmtonga

221

67

65

66

8

10

26

5

4

‘Epeli Taufa Kalemani

Fua'amotu

5

1

1

144

39

4

0

0

5

Siaosi ‘Enosi Tu'ipulotu

Alakifonua

12

165

52

8

0

13

1

2

6

Konisitutone Simana Kami

Lavngtonga

8

0

4

17

9

20

56

5


Total Number of Votes


564

253

183

460

164

262

141

164


Total Number of Voided











Total Number of Votes for


564

253

183

460

164

262

141

164

No.

Candidates Names

Villages

Haveluliku

Tt/Vv

Tt/Hp

Tt/'Eua

Tt/Ntt

Tt/Nf

R/O

TOTAL

1

Falisi Tupou

Ttkmtonga

1

2

1

2

1

1


745

2

Sevenitini Toumo'ua

Haveluliku

61

0

2

0

0

0


483

3

Viliami Fukofuka

Ttkmtonga

1

0

0

0

0

0


469

4

‘Epeli Taufa Kalemani

Fua'amotu

0

0

2

3

0

0


199

5

Siaosi ‘Enosi Tu'ipulotu

Alakifonua

0

0

0

1

0

0


254

6

Konisitutone Simana Kami

Lavngtonga

0

0

0

0

0

0


119


Total Number of Votes


63

2

5

6

1

1

0

2269


Total Number of Voided









0


Total Number of Votes for


63

2

5

6

1

1

0

2269

Falisi currenty works for the Kele'a Newspaper, a media print outlet owned by the Pohiva family.

He is a member of the Friendly Island Democratic Party that includes Tongatapu 1 'Akilisi Pohiva and Tongatapu 3 Dr Sitiveni Halapua.

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Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2011.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 February 2013 21:41 )
 
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