17 Jan 2017

Tonga PM exchanges education portfolio for internal affairs

12:57 pm on 17 January 2017

Tonga's prime minister 'Akilisi Pohiva has exchanged his education and training portfolio for that of Internal Affairs.

Tonga's Prime Minister, 'Akilisi Pohiva

Tonga's Prime Minister, 'Akilisi Pohiva Photo: RNZI/Alex Perrottet

Matangi Tonga reported the change, effective yesterday, also places the former Internal Affairs Minister Penisumani Fifita in charge of the education ministry.

Mr Fifita, was assigned the Internal Affairs Minister post in October last year replacing Fe'ao Vakata who was dismissed for throwing a wine glass at one of his female directors.

Mr Pohiva retains the Foreign Affairs and Trade portfolio.

The ministerial changes were granted on Friday by King Tupou VI.

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