• Peoples Rep. 2010-2014

    There are currently 17 Parliamentary seats reserved for the People's Representatives. Representatives for

    • Tongatapu  1-10 have ten (10) seats,

    • 'Eua 11; have  one(1) seat,

    • Ha'apai 12-13; have two (2) seats,

    • Vava'u 14-16; have three (3)seats,

    • Niua 17; One(1)seat.

    Mr. 'Akilisi Pohiva

    Tongatapu 1

    Include Kolomotu'a, Tongata'eapa, Tufuenga, Longolongo, Kapeta,
    Vaololoa, Hala'oVave, Tu'atakilangi, 'Isileli and Sopu-'o-Taufa'ahau.

    Mr.  Semisi Sika

    Tongatapu 2

    Part of Kolofo'ou, Fanga 'o Pilolevu, Haveluloto and part of Tofoa Koloua.

    Mr. Sitiveni Halapua

    Tongatapu 3

    Part of Kolofo'ou, Fasi-moe-Afi, 'Amaike, Nagele'ia, Pahu, Halaleva, Mataika and part of Ma'ufanga.

    Mr. 'Isileli Pulu

    Tongatapu 4

    Part of Ma'ufanga, Houmakelikao, Fangaloto, 'Ananaa, 'Umusii, Popua, Tukutonga and Nukunukumotu Island.

    Mr. 'Aisake Eke

    Tongatapu 5

    Ha'atafu. Kanokupolu, 'Ahau, Ha'avakatolo, Fo'ui, Masilamea, Te'ekiu, Nukunuku, Matafonua, Matahau, Vaotu'u, Ha'utu, Fahefa, Kala'au and'Ata'ataa Island.

    Mr. Siosifa Tu'utafaiva

    Tongatapu 6

    Hofoa, Puke, Sia'atoutai, Fatai, Kakepa, Houma, Ha'akame, Ha'alalo, 'Utulau, Liahona, Kahoua, Matangiake, Makapaeo and Lomaiviti.

    Mr. Sangster Saulala

    Tongatapu 7

    Part of Tofoa and Koloua, Pea, Tokomololo, Ha'ateaiho and Lotoha'apai.

    Mr. Sione H. Taione

    Tongatapu 8

    Vaini, Vaitongo, Folaha, Nukuhetulu, Longoteme and Malapo.


    Mr. Falisi Tupou

    Tongatapu 9

    Tatakamotonga, 'Alakifonua. Holonga, Pelehake, Fatumu, Haveluliku, Fua'amotu,
    Nakolo, Ha'asini, Hamula, Lavengatonga and Toloa.

    Mr. Semisi Tapueluelu

    Tongatapu 10

    Lapaha, Talasiu, Hoi, Nukuleka, Makaunga, Talafo'ou, Navutoka, Manuka, Kolonga, Afa, Niutoua and 'Eueiki Island.

    Mr. Sunia Fili

    'Eua 11

    'Eua and Kalau.

    Mr. Mo'ale Finau

    Ha'apai 12

    Uiha, Lifuka, Pangai, Hihifo, Ha'ato'u, Navea, Holopeka, Koulo, ‘Uiha, Felemea, Lofanga, Uoleva, Hakauata, Luangahu and Tatafa.

    Mr. 'Uliti Uata

    Ha'apai  13

    Nomuka, Mango, Fonoi, Ha'afeva, Kotu, Tungua, Tofua, Fotuha'a, Matuku, 'O'ua, Fakakai, Pokotala, Ha'ano, Mo'unga'one, Fotua, Lotofoa and Faleloa.
    ('Otu Mu'omu'a, Lulunga, Ha'ano mo Foa)

    Mr. Lisiate 'Akolo

    Vava'u  14

    Pangaimotu, ‘Utulei, Nga'unoho, ‘Utungake, Falevai, ‘Otea, Vakataumau, Kapa, Taunga,  ‘Euakafa, ‘Eueiki, Hunga, Ovaka, Nuapapu, Matamaka, Okoa, Ofu, 'Olo'ua, Koloa, Holeva,  Longomapu, Vaimalo, Tefisi mo Taoa.

    Mr. Samiu Kuita Vaipulu

    Vava'u  15

    Neiafu, Fungamisi, Falaleu, Makave, Toula mo ‘Utui.

    Mr. Viliami Uasike Latu

    Tongatapu 16

    Leimatu'a, Ta'anea, Ha'akio, Houma, Mangia, Mataika, Feletoa, Tu'anekivale and Holonga.

    Mr. Sosefo F. Vakata

    Two Niuas 17

    Both Niua Fo'ou and Niuatoputapu and Tafahi Island.


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  • Nobels Rep. 2011-2014
    The nine(9) Parliamentary seats for the representatives of nobles of each electoral district have been named updated on August, 2012. The results are as follows:

    TONGATAPU: (3)

    1. Nobels Rep. 1 - Lord Tu'ivakano
    2. Nobels Rep. 2 - Lord Ma'afu
    3. Nobels Rep. 3 - Lord Vaea

    HA'APAI: (2)

    1. Nobels Rep. 1 - Lord Fakafanua
    2. Nobels Rep. 2 - Lord Tu'iha'ateiho

    VAVA'U: (2)

    1. Nobels Rep. 1 - Lord Tu'i'afitu
    2. Nobels Rep. 2 - Lord Tu'ilakepa

    ‘EUA: (1)

    1. Nobels Rep. - Lord Nuku

    NIUAS: (1)

    1. Nobels Rep. - Lord Fusitu'a

    The year's elections of the representatives of the Nobles was held on 25 November in the early morning hours from 10:00AM until noon at the Palace Office in Nuku'alofa, and various designated Governor's Offices and Government Representatives in the Outer island.

    Lord Tu'ivakano

    TONGATAPU  No.1

    Nobels Rep.

    Lord Ma'afu

    TONGATAPU  No.2

    Nobels Rep.

    Lord Vaea

    TONGATAPU  No.3

    Nobels Rep.

    Lord Fakafanua

    HA'APAI  No.1

    Nobels Rep.

    Lord Tu'iha'ateiho

    HA'APAI  No.2

    Nobels Rep.

    Lord Tu'iafitu

    VAVA'U  No.1

    Nobels Rep.

    Lord Tu'ilakepa

    VAVA'U  No.2

    Nobels Rep.


    Lord Nuku

    'EUA Nobels Representatives

    Lord Fusitu'a

    NIUAS Nobels Representatives


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  • MPs

    Parliament Members 2015-2018

    The MP's members have 9 Lords from the Nobels and 17 People's Representatives.

    • 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.

    .

    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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  • Cabinet Ministers

    You are now in WHO'S WHO/ Cabinet Ministers page.

    The Ministers of the Crown are appointed by the King on the advice of the Prime Minister and must be Members of Parliament. Collectively they form the executive arm of government whose principal decision-making body is Cabinet which is chaired by the Prime Minister.

    All major decisions are taken through the Cabinet process. Cabinet meetings are confidential, and decisions are supported collectively by all Ministers as a matter of constitutional convention. Ministers have specific areas of responsibility called "portfolios" and may be assisted in these by a Secretary or Deputy Secretary or Director.

    The  current government comprises 12 Cabinet Ministers.

     

     

    HON. SAMUELA ‘AKILISI POHIVA

    Prime Minister;
    Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade;
    Minister for Education &
    Training

    HON. SIAOSI ‘OFAKIVAHAFOLAU SOVALENI

    Deputy Prime Minister;
    Minister for Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster
    Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications;

    LORD MA’AFU
    Minister for Lands, Survey & Natural Resources

    Minister for His Majesty’s Armed Forces

    HON DR. ‘AISAKE VALU EKE

    Minister for Finance & National Planning;

    HON. SOSEFO FE’AOMOEATA VAKATA

    Minister for Internal Affairs;

    HON. DR. POHIVA TU’I’ONETOA

    Minister for Commerce, Labour;

    Minister for Police, Fire Services & Prisons;

    HON. VUNA FA’OTUSIA

    Minister for Justice

    HON. TEVITA LAVEMAAU

    Minister for Revenue & Custom Services;

    HON. DR. SAIA MA’U PIUKALA

    Minister for Health

    HON. POASI MATAELE TEI

    Minister for Public Enterprises

    HON. SEMISI FAKAHAU

    Minister for Agriculture, Food, Forests & Fisheries

    HON. SEMISI KIOA LAFU SIKA

    Minister for Infrastructure and Tourism

    To see Ministerial Profiles please click on each name of that Minister. For more information, please call (676) 28-170. Updated: August 2012

     

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  • Members of Parliament (MPs)

    Parliament Members 2015-2018

    The MP's members have 9 Lords from the Nobels and 17 People's Representatives.

    • 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.

    .

    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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  • Board Members

    GOVERNMENT/ PUBLIC ENTERPRISES

    The government of the Kingdom of Tonga owns a number of public enterprises on behalf of the people of Tonga.
    The government appoints independent directors to oversee the operation of these public enterprises in accordance with agreed strategies and business objectives. The board is then held accountable for the operation of the public enterprise and to ensure it meets the business goals agreed with the government.

    The Minister of Public Enterprises is the Minister responsible for the public enterprise portfolio and acts as the "owners" representative or shareholder. The Ministry of Public Enterprises advises the Minister.

    All of the public enterprises are listed below and comprise a significant proportion of the Tongan economy.

    Click on each to view the members of the Board for each public enterprise.

    Tonga Power Ltd. ;
    Tonga Post Ltd. ;
    Tonga Airport Limited (TAL);
    Waste Authority Ltd. (WAL) ;
    Tonga Market Ltd. ;
    Tonga Timber Ltd ;
    International Dateline Hotel Litd (IDHL) ;
    Ports Authority Tonga (PAT) ;
    Tonga Water Board (TWB);
    Tonga Development Bank (TDB);
    Shipping Corporations of Polynesia Ltd (SCPL) ;
    Tongatapu Machinery Pool Ltd. (TMPL);
    Tonga Investment Limited (TIL) ;
    Sea Star Fishing Ltd. ;
    Leiola Group Ltd.


  • Tongan Judiciary

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    The Judiciary is headed by the Chief Justice - Justice Michael Dishington Scott.

    Tonga's Court Systems and judges are appointed by the monarch:

    - Court of Appeal (Privy Council)
    - Supreme Court - Justice Robert Shuster
    - Magistrates' Court - Mr. Folau Lokotui
    - and the Land Court.

    MINISTRY OF JUSTICE -

    Minister - Hon. Samiu Kuita Vaipulu
    Secretary - Ms. Nunia Mone


    CROWN LAW DEPARTMENT
    Attorney General - First Law Officer for the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga. The Attorney General is not a Minister of the Crown, and will thus not be a member of Cabinet, Privy Council, or the Legislative Assembly of Tonga. The Attorney General however will still hold the same powers and privileges of a Minister of the Crown. The position is currently VACANT.

    Solicitor General - Deputy to Attorney General - Head of Department of the Crown Law Department. He is responsible for implementing the directions of the Attorney General, and the daily administration and operations of the Crown Law Department. Solicitor General is Mr. 'Aminiasi Kefu.

  • Diplomatic Heads of Missions

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    TONGA MISSIONS ABROAD

    • · EUROPE

    London (UK) – His Excellency Dr. Ngongo Kioa, High Commissioner

    • · NORTH AMERICA

    San Francisco (USA) – His Excellency the Lord Tuita, Tonga Consular General

    • · ASIA

    Beijing (PRC) – His Excellency Mr. Siamelie Latu, Ambassador

    • · OCEANIA

    Canberra (Australia) – His Excellency, Crown Prince Tupouto’a- Lavaka, High Commissioner

    Wellington (NZ) – His Excellency Mr. Siaosi Taimani ‘Aho, High Commissioner

    • · MULTILATERAL ORGANIZATIONS

    Permanent Mission to the United Nations (New York, USA) – His Excellency Mr. Tu’a Taumoepeau-Tupou

    OVERSEAS MISSIONS IN TONGA (RESIDENT)

    The list of overseas diplomatic missions who are resident in Nuku’alofa:

    • · AUSTRALIA

    His Excellency Mr. Thomas Roth – Australian High Commissioner

    • · NEW ZEALAND

    His Excellency Dr. Jonathan Austin – New Zealand High Commissioner

    • · PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA

    His Excellency Mr. Wang Donghua – Chinese Ambassador

    • · JAPAN

    His Excellency Mr. Yasuo Takase – Japanese Ambassador

    EMBASSIES/ CONSULATES (NON-RESIDENT)

    CANBERRA (5) : Austria Belgium Norway Sweden Russia
    WELLINGTON (9) : Canada Cuba Germany Indonesia Netherlands Turkey Switzerland Thailand Italy Spain
    SUVA (5) : Eurpoean Union France India United Kingdom United State

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