GOVERNMENT OF TONGA

MEDIA RELEASE

(13 January, 2017)

“Ministerial Re-Assignments”

On Friday 13 January, 2017, His Majesty King Tupou VI has granted the  Ministerial re-assignments, recommended by the Prime Minister, Honourable Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva to the following Ministerial portfolios:

That the Honourable Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and current Minister for Education and Training, Hon. Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva is re-assigned as the Minister for Internal Affairs;

That the Honourable Penisimani ‘Epenisa Fifita, current Minister for Internal Affairs is re-assigned as the Minister for Education and Training.

Pursuant to Clause 51(4) of the Act of Constitution of Tonga (Amendment) (No.2) Act 2010, the Prime Minister may assign and re-assign ministries to and amongst the Cabinet Ministers.

The Ministerial re-assignments are effective from Monday 16 January, 2017.

-ENDS-

 

Issued by the: The Prime Minister’s Office, P.O. Box 62, Nuku’alofa, Tonga. Tel: (676) 24 644     Fax:  (676) 23 888; For media enquiries- Email: pressoffice@pmo.gov.to Website: www.pmo.gov.to  Media Release_16_01_2017_ Ministerial Re-assignments

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