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Semisi Tapueluelu re-gain Commissioner Post

(Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 12/05/2016)

Semisi Tapueluelu has become the new Prison Commissioner of Hu’atolitoli since Monday, May 9th 2016.

The 66 year old return to his post after being dismissed for almost 20 years.

The Minister of Police, Fire and Prison Hon. Dr. Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa confirm to Radio and Television Tonga News.

Speaking to Radio and Television Tonga News, Commissioner Tapueluelu says this is a difficult role especially taking responsibility of inmates.

He says this is not the first time he has been blessed with this post, but he’d like to thank the government for their trust.

Meanwhile Hon. Dr. Pōhiva Tu’i’onetoa says the Cabinet approved Tapueluelu’s post after submission from panelists which includes the Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet, Solicitor General and the Chairman of the Public Service Commission.

Tapueluelu of Talafo’ou return to his post after winning a court case relating to his previous dismissal.

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