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King endorsed the new Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 06/09/2017

 

His Majesty – King Tupou VI has duly endorsed with the Royal Sign Manual, the appointments of Lord Ma’afu as Deputy Prime Minister and Dr. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa as the Minister for Finance and National Planning with effect from September 1st.

 

The Prime Minister – Hon. ‘Akilisi Pohiva had made recommendations to His Majesty King Tupou VI on September 1st, in accordance with clause 51 (3) (a) of the Act of Constitution of Tonga to revoke the appointments of Siaosi Sovaleni – Deputy Prime Minister and Tevita Lavemaau the Minister for Finance and National Planning effect from 1st September 2017.

 

The Prime Minister recommended to His Majesty the ministerial appointments of Lord Ma’afu as the Deputy Prime Minister and Dr. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa as Minister for Finance and National Planning in addition to their Ministerial Portfolios with effect from 1st September, 2017,

 

While the Prime Minister is attending the 48th Meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum in Apia, Samoa, Lord Ma’afu is Acting Prime Minister with effect from 1st September.

 

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