‘ULITI UATA 75, the Ha’apai Constituency No. 12 People’s Representative was appointed by the Princess Regent, HRH Princess Pilolevu Tuita as the Minister of Health yesterday, January 25. ‘Uliti was recommended by the Prime Minister to replace ‘Akilisi Pohiva who vacated the post after being a Minister of Health for about two weeks, from December 29 to January 13. ‘Uliti has been an established businessman for over 40 years, and a People’s Representative for Ha’apai for 24 years. In a statement the Prime Minister’s Office announced that ‘Uliti Uata became Tonga’s Minister of Health today. He spent the day in meetings with the Chief Secretary to Cabinet Busby Kautoke and the Director of Health, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola, to familliarise him with his responsibility as a Cabinet Minister and his role as a Minister of Health.