4 Sep 2017

Pohiva denies ministers' sacking

5:28 pm on 4 September 2017

The caretaker Prime Minister of Tonga, 'Akilisi Pohiva, says reports he has sacked two of his ministers are not true.

Tonga's caretaker PM 'Akilisi Pohiva

Tonga's caretaker PM 'Akilisi Pohiva Photo: RNZI/Monica Miller

Mr Pohiva is in Apia for the Pacific Islands Forum leaders' summit.

The Kaniva News service has reported that Mr Pohiva had sacked his deputy prime minister, Siaosi Sovaleni, and the finance minister, Tevita Lavemaau.

But Mr Pohiva who has today become the chair of the sub-regional body, the Polynesian Leaders Group, said there was no truth to the Kaniva report.

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