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PSC terminates contract of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 14/10/2019

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has terminated the 4-year contract of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs – Mahe’uli’uli Tupouniua.

No reasons were revealed to Radio and Television Tonga News for the termination of Tupouniua’s contract, after his appointment in June last year.

The Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet is now the acting secretary of Foreign Affairs.

In May this year, that Privy Council made a decision to move Tupouniua from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Palace office.

The Justice Minister said the decision was unconstitutional as Privy council doesn’t have any right to interfere with the government’s operation.

Contacts have been made to Mahe Tupouniua – for a comment on the issue – but to no avail.

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