• People's Rep. 2018-2021

    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. Siaosi Sovaleni

    Tongatapu 3

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

    Mr. Mateni Tapueluelu

    Tongatapu 4

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

     

     

    Ms. Losaline Ma'asi

    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. Poasi Mataele Tei

    Tongatapu 6

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

     

     

    Mr. Sione Vuna Fa'otusia

    Tongatapu 7

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

     

    Mr. Semisi Tauelangi Fakahau

    Tongatapu 8

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


    Mr. Penisimani 'Epenisa Fifita

    Tongatapu 9

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

    Dr. Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa

    Tongatapu 10

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

     

    Mr. Tevita Lavemaau

    '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. Veivosa Taka

    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)

    Dr. Saia Piukala

    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.

     

     

     

    Ms. 'Akosita Havili Lavulavu

    Tongatapu 16

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

     

    Mr. Vatau Hui

    Two Niuas 17

    Both Niua Fo'ou and Niuatoputapu and Tafahi Island.

     


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  • Nobels Rep. 2018-2021

    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 Vaha'i

    HA'APAI: (2)

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

    VAVA'U: (2)

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

    ‘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 16 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

    Nobel's Rep.

    Lord Ma'afu

    TONGATAPU  No.2

    Nobel's Rep.

    Lord Vaha'i

    TONGATAPU  No.3

    Nobel's Rep.

    Lord Fakafanua

    HA'APAI  No.1

    Nobel's Rep.

    Lord Fakafanua

    HA'APAI  No.2

    Nobel's Rep.

     

     

    Lord Tu'iafitu

    VAVA'U  No.1

    Nobel's Rep.

    Lord Tu'i'afitu

    VAVA'U  No.2

    Nobel's Rep.

     


    Lord Nuku

    'EUA Nobel's Representatives

     

     

     

     

     

    Lord Fusitu'a

    NIUAS Nobel's Representatives

     


     

     

     

     

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  • MPs

    Parliament Members 2018-2021

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

    • SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:   Lord Fakafanua
    • DEPUTY SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:   Lord Tu'ilakepa
    • CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE:   Mr. Veivosa Taka

     

    Lord Fakafanua.

    Speaker of the House.

    Nobles Rep. No. 2 of Ha'apai

    Lord Tu'ilakepa.

    Deputy Speaker of the House.

    Nobles Rep. No. 1 of Vava'u.

    Mr. Veivosa Taka

    Chairman of the Whole Committee.

    People's Rep. of Ha'apai No. 13.


    Hon. Samuela 'Akilisi Pohiva

    Prime Minister of Tonga

    Minister for Foreign Affairs

    People's Rep. of Tongatapu No. 1.

    Hon. Semisi Lafu Kioa Sika

    Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga

    Minister for Infrastructure & Tourism

    People's Rep. of Tongatapu No. 2.

    Lord Ma'afu

    Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga

    Minister for Lands, Survey & Natural Resources \

    Minister for His Majesty's Armed Forces.

    Nobles Rep. No.2 of  Tongatapu

    Hon. Losaline Ma'asi

    Minister for Internal Affairs.

    People's Rep. of Tongatapu No. 5.

    Hon. Mateni Tapueluelu

    Minister for Police & Fire Services

    Minister for Revenue & Customs

    People's Rep. of the Tongatapu No. 4.

    Hon. Dr. Saia Piukala.

    Minister for Health and Public Enterprises

    People's Rep. of Vava'u No. 14.

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    Hon. Poasi Tei.

    Minister  for Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications.

    People's Rep. of Tongatapu No. 6.

    Hon. Semisi Fakahau.

    Minister for Agriculture, Food, Forest and Fisheries.

    People's Rep. of Tongatapu No. 8.

    Hon. Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa.

    Minister for Finance and National Planning.

    People's Rep. of Tongatapu No. 10.

    Hon. Sione Vuna Fa'otusia.

    Minister for Justice and Prisons.

    People's Rep. of Tongatapu No. 7.

    Hon. Dr. Tevita Tu'i Uata

    Minister for Commerce, Consumer, Trade, Innovation & Labour


    Hon. Penisimani Fifita

    Minister for Education & Training

    People's Rep. of Tongatapu No. 9.

    Lord Tu'ivakano.

    Nobles Rep. No. 1 of Tongatapu.

    Lord Vaha'i.

    Nobles Rep. No. 3 of Tongatapu.

    Lord Tu'i'afitu.

    Nobles Rep. No. 2 of Vava'u.

    Lord Tu'iha'angana.

    Nobles Rep. No. 1 of Ha'apai.

    Lord Fusitu'a.

    Nobles Rep. of the two Niuas.


    Mr. Siaosi Sovaleni.

    People's Rep. of Tongatapu No. 3.

    Mr. Tevita Lavemaau

    People's Rep. of 'Eua No. 11.

    Mr. Mo'ale Finau

    People's Rep. of Ha'apai No. 12.

    Ms. 'Akosita Havili Lavulavu

    People's Rep. of Vava'u No. 16.


    Mr. Vatau Hui

    People's Rep. of the two Niuas No. 17.

    Constituencies

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  • Cabinet Ministers

    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 and
    Minister for Foreign Affairs

    HON. SEMISI KIOA LAFU SIKA

    Deputy Prime Minister and
    Minister for Infrastructure & Tourism

    LORD MA’AFU TUKUI'AULAHI


    Minister for Lands & Natural Resources and

    Minister for His Majesty’s Armed Forces

    HON POHIVA TU'I'ONETOA

    Minister for Finance and National Planning

    HON. DR. SAIA MA'U PIUKALA

    Minister for Health and

    Minister for Public Enterprises

    HON. PENISIMANI 'EPENISA FIFITA

    Minister for Education and Training

    HON. SEMISI TAUELANGI FAKAHAU

    Minister for Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries

    HON. SIONE VUNA FA'OTUSIA

    Minister for Justice and

    Minister for Prisons

    HON. MATENI TAPUELUELU

    Minister for Revenue & Customs and

    Minister for Police & Fire Services

    HON. POASI MATAELE TEI

    Minister Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications

    HON. LOSALINE MA'ASI

    Minister for Internal Affairs

    HON. DR. TEVITA TU'I UATA

    Minister for Commerce, Consumer, Trade, Innovation and Labour

    To see Ministerial Profiles please click on each name of that Minister. For more information, please call (676) 28-170. Updated: August 2018

     

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  • Members of Parliament (MPs)

    Parliament Members 2018-2021

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

    • SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:   Lord Fakafanua
    • DEPUTY SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:   Lord Tu'ilakepa
    • CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE:   Mr. Veivosa Taka

    Lord Fakafanua

    Speaker of the House.

    Nobles Rep. No. 2 of Ha'apai.

    Lord Tu'ilakepa

    Deputy Speaker of the House.

    Nobles Rep. No. 1 of Vava'u.

    Mr. Veivosa Taka

    Chairman of the Whole Committee.

    People's Rep. of Ha'apai No. 13.

    Hon. Samuela 'Akilisi Pohiva

    Prime Minister of Tonga

    Minister for Foreign Affairs

    People's Rep. of Tongatapu No. 1.


    Hon. Semisi Lafu Kioa Sika

    Deputy Prime Minister of Tonga

    Minister for Infrastructure & Tourism

    People's Rep. of Tongatapu No. 2.

    Lord Ma'afu


    Minister for Lands, Survey and Natural Resources

    Nobles Rep. No. 2 of Tongatapu

    Hon. Losaline Ma'asi

    Minister for Internal Affairs

    People's Rep. of Tongatapu No. 5.

    Hon. Mateni Tapueluelu

    Minister for Police & Fire Services

    Minister for Revenue & Customs

    People's Rep. of the Tongatapu No. 4.

    Hon. Dr. Saia Piukala

    Minister for Health.

    Peoples Rep. of Vava'u No. 14.

    .

    Hon. Poasi Tei

    Minister Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications.

    Peoples Rep. of Tongatapu No. 6.

    Hon. Semisi Fakahau

    Minister for Agriculture, Food, Forest and Fisheries.

    Peoples Rep. of Tongatapu No. 8.

    Hon. Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa

    Minister for Finance and National Planning.

    Peoples Rep. of Tongatapu No. 10.


    Hon. Vuna Fa'otusia.

    Minister for Justice and Prisons.

    People's Rep. of Tongatapu No. 7.

    Hon.Penisimani Fifita.

    Minister for Education & Training

    People's Rep. of Tongatapu No. 9.

    Hon. Dr. Tevita Tu'i Uata

    Minister for Commerce, Consumer, Trade, Innovation & Labour

    Lord Tu'ivakano

    Nobles Rep. No. 1 of Tongatapu.

    Lord Vaha'i


    Nobles Rep. of No. 3 of Tongatapu.

    Lord Tu'i'afitu

    Nobles Rep. No. 2 of Vava'u.

    Lord Tu'iha'angana

    Nobles Rep. No. 1 of Ha'apai.

    Lord Fusitu'a

    Nobles Rep. of the two Niuas.


    Mr. Siaosi Sovaleni

    People's Rep. of Tongatapu No. 3.

    Mr. Tevita Lavemaau

    People's Rep. of 'Eua No. 11.

    Mr. Mo'ale Finau

    People's Rep. of Ha'apai No. 12.

    Ms. 'Akosita Havili Lavulavu

    People's Rep. of Ha'apai No. 16.

    Mr. Vatau Hui

    People's Rep. of the two Niuas No. 17.

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    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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