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Ministerial Appointment and Cabinet Reshuffle

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5 February 2013 The People's Representative to Parliament for Tongatapu 6 Constituency, and the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga. Mr. Siosifa Tu'utafaiva, has been appointed as the new Minister for Police, Prisons and Fire Services, as well as Minister for Revenue Services, effective as from 2 February, 2013.

The Revenue Services include the Department of Revenue and Customs Department. Hon. Tu'utafaiva, after his appointment which took place at the Ha'akame Free Wesleyan Church last Saturday, thanked His Majesty and the Lord Prime Minister for the trust given to him and he will perform the tasks assigned to him to the best of his knowledge and ability for the people of Tonga, according to law. Hon. Tu'utafaiva is also an active member of the Friendly Islands People's Democratic Party headed by Mr. Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva, MP. He added that his party is delighted of his appointment and he will take their voice to Cabinet.

At the same time, Hon. Sosefo Fe'aomoeata Vakata has been appointed as the Minister for Public Enterprises, relieving his Revenue Services portfolio. The Ministry of Public Enterprises is looking after fifthteen public enterprises of Government.

Hon. William Clive Edwards continues as the Minister for Justice, but relieving his Public Enterprises portfolio.

His Majesty The King approved these appointments at the recommendation of the Lord Prime Minister, according to the Constitution.


Issued by the: Ministry of Information and Communications, Nuku'alofa, 2013.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 February 2013 21:31 )  

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