Government Ministries- 14 Ministries (January 2018)

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MINISTRY NAME: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Minister Responsible: Prime Minister Hon. Samiuela 'Akilisi Pohiva
Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Mahe 'Uli'uli Sandhurst Tupouniua
Core Functions: Foreign Affairs -  policy and negotiations labour mobility
MINISTRY NAME: Prime Minister's Office
Minister Responsible: Prime Minister Hon. Samiuela 'Akilisi Pohiva
Chief Executive Officer: - Ms. 'Olita Tupou (Title: Acting Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet)
Core Functions: Prime Minister's Office's - central coordination role, Secretariat to Cabinet
MINISTRY NAME: Ministry of Finance and National Planning
Minister Responsible: Hon. Dr. Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa
Chief Executive Officer: Mrs. Pilimilose Balwyn Fa'otusia
Core Functions: Finance - finance,  Government budget, treasury, fiscal policy
National Planning - national planning development and growth policy
MINISTRY NAME: Ministry of Revenue and Customs
Minister Responsible: Hon. Mateni Tapueluelu
Chief Executive Officer: Mrs. Makitalena Fifita (Acting CEO)
Core Functions: - Inland Revenue, Customs Department, Tax and Revenue Services
MINISTRY NAME: Ministry of Police, and Fire Services
Minister Responsible: Hon. Mateni Tapueluelu
Police Commissioner: Mr. Stephen John Caldwell
Fire Commissioner: Mr. Lofia Heimuli
Core Functions: - Policing, community safety and fire services
MINISTRY NAME: Ministry of Public Enterprises
Minister Responsible: Hon. Dr. Saia Ma'u Piukala
Chief Executive Officer: - Mr. Sione 'Akau'ola
Core Functions: -Public enterprises supervsion broad policies
MINISTRY NAME: Ministry of Internal Affairs
Minister Responsible: Hon. Losaline Ma'asi
Chief Executive Officer: Mr. 'Onetoto 'Anisi (Acting CEO)
Core Functions: -District and Town Officers, Governors and Government Representatives, women, culture, youth, sports, employment, district development communities, social protection and community projects.
MINISTRY NAME: Ministry of Justice and Prisons
Minister Responsible: Hon. Vuna Faka'otusia
Chief Executive Officer for Justice: Mrs. Temaleti Manakovi Pahulu
Prisons Commissioner: Mr. Semisi Tapueluelu
Core Functions: -Law reforms and revision, reporting and commission, Liaison with Lord Chancellor and Attorney General
MINISTRY NAME: Ministry of Health
Minister Responsible: Hon. Dr. Saia Piukala
Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Siale 'Akau'ola 
Core Functions: -Health, Clinical and Public Health, dental services, diagnostic services

MINISTRY NAME: Ministry of Education and Training
Minister Responsible: Hon. Penisimani 'Epenisa Fifita
Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Claude Tupou
Core Functions: -Education and Training policy

MINISTRY NAME: Ministry of Commerce, Consumer, Trade, Innovation and Labour
Minister Responsible: Hon. Dr Tevita Tui Uata
Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Edgar Cocker 
Core Functions: -Policy for commerce, industry, labour, consumer protection and regulatory functions

MINISTRY NAME: Ministry of Infrastructure and Tourism
Minister Responsible: Hon. Semisi Kioa Lafu Sika
Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Ringo Kalahuni Fa’oliu
Core Functions: -Transports, works utilities (water and sanitation); construction
MINISTRY NAME: Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forests and Fisheries
Minister Responsible: Hon. Semisi Tauelangi Fakahau
Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Viliami Toalei Manu
Chief Executive Officer for Fisheries: Dr. Tu'ikolongahau Halafihi
Director for Quarantine: Dr. Viliami Kami
Core Functions: -Policy for Agricultural development, Food security/quality, Forestry services and Fisheries regulatory policy
MINISTRY NAME: Ministry of Lands, Survey and Natural Resources
Minister Responsible: Lord Ma'afu Tukui'aulahi
Chief Executive Officer: Ms. Rosamond Bing
Core Functions: - Lands, Survey, Natural resources and spatial/urban planning
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Issued by the: Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2018.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 August 2018 15:10 )  

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