23 Jan 2019

Tongan cabinet reshuffled

4:30 pm on 23 January 2019

A reshuffle in the Tonga cabinet has seen Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva step down from foreign affairs and move to the public enterprises ministry.

Tonga Prime Minister, 'Akilisi Pohiva

Tonga Prime Minister, 'Akilisi Pohiva Photo: RNZ Pacific / Koro Vaka'uta

His deputy Semisi Sika, who is tourism minister, will be acting in the foreign affairs portfolio.

Matangi Tonga reported the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture will now be split between two ministers with Losalini Ma'asi taking fisheries and the outgoing minister, Semisi Fakahau left with agriculture.

The Minister for Health Saia Piukala goes to internal affairs.

King Tupou VI has still to give his consent.