11 Jul 2018

US move for Tonga's Chief Secretary

4:49 pm on 11 July 2018

Tonga's chief secretary and secretary to cabinet, Palenitina Langa'oi Tiueti, has resigned to join her husband who is being sent to California by the United Methodist Church.

Dr Siliveinusi Tiueti had been teaching at Tonga's Sia'atoutai Theological College but the church moved him to a parish in San Francisco.

Dr Langa'oi Tiueti said her intention was also to pursue studies for the ministry.

Prime minister 'Akilisi Pohiva said he supports her choice and wishes her well.