21 Apr 2016

Tonga's Sika gets vacant Cabinet seat

6:33 am on 21 April 2016

The Tonga government has appointed Semisi Sika as the new Minister of Infrastructure and Tourism, replacing Etuate Lavulavu.

Mr Sika, a prominent businessman, was first elected to parliament in 2010 in the Tongatapu No 2 constituency.

In February Mr Lavulavu lost his seat after he was found guilty on three counts of conspiracy to commit bribery during the 2014 election campaign on Vava'u.