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Govt. announces new Transport Sector Board appointees

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

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Five new Shared Directors for Tonga's Transport Sector Public Enterprises have been named by the Ministry of Public Enterprises, on May 9, 2016. 

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Hon. Poasi Tei, with His Majesty’s Cabinet’s consent, has appointed the Shared Directors (SDs) for the Transport Sector, comprised of the following Public Enterprises (PEs):

  1. Ports Authority Tonga;
  2. Tonga Airports Limited; and
  3. Friendly Islands Shipping Agency. 

The successful Shared Directors appointees for the Transport Sector are:

  1. Mr Stephen Edwards;
  2. Dr. Cpt Sione Tu‘itupou Fotu;
  3. Mr Viliami Takau Jr; 
  4. Mr Tomifa Paea; and
  5. Ms Helen Po‘uliva‘ati Toli.

Mr Edwards has been appointed as Chairperson, with Dr Fotu as Deputy Chairperson. The appointees have been equally granted an initial service term of one year with a possible extension of up to three years.

Fairness & Due Process

The Ministry commenced implementing policies and guidelines on the Reform Shared Directors for Public Enterprises Program, as approved by Cabinet on 12 June 2015. 

The selection and appointment processes were implemented in accordance with the Public Enterprises Act and 'Guidelines for a Skills Based Selection and Appointment Process for Public Enterprises Directors'. The Cabinet also approved for the Hon. Minister of Public Enterprises to appoint members of an Independent Selection Committee (ISC) to select the appropriate directors, subsequently, submitting it to the Minister for his discretion and Cabinet’s consent. 

The Shared Directors vacancies for the Transport Sector were advertised on local newspapers and websites, with the availability of Post Descriptions on request. The Transport Sector ISC was appointed as an independent and impartial pre-screening body to analyze and shortlist applicants for interview, prior to submitting a proposal of prospective appointees for the Minister’s due consideration and approval.

For further information, please refer to the Ministry of Public Enterprises website at http://mpe.gov.to/

Potungāue ki he Kautaha Pisinisi ‘a e Pule’anga ONGOONGO TUKUATU Pule’anga ‘o Tonga (9 Me 2016)

Talekita Poate Fakatahataha ‘o e Ngaahi Kautaha Pisinisi ‘a e Pule’anga ‘i he

Sekitoa Fefononga’aki Na’e fakanofo ‘e he ‘Eiki Minisita ki he Kautaha Pisinisi ‘a e Pule’anga, Hon. Poasi Tei ‘i he loto kiai ‘a e Kapineti ‘a ‘ene ‘Afio, ‘a e kau Talekita Poate Fakatahataha’i ‘o e Sekitoa Fefononga’aki. Ko e Sekitoa Fefononga’aki ‘oku kau kiai ‘a e ngaahi Kautaha Pisinisi´ni:

  1. Poate Ma'u Mafai ki he Uafu ‘a Tonga;
  2. Kautaha ki he ‘u Mala’evakapuna ‘a Tonga; pea moe
  3. Kautaha Vakatahi ‘Otumotu Anga’ofa.

Ko e kau Talekita na’e fokotu’u ki he Sekitoa Fefononga’aki ‘oku kau kiai ‘a:

  1. Mr Stephen Edwards;
  2. Dr. Cpt Sione Tu‘itupou Fotu;
  3. Mr Viliami Takau Jr;
  4. Mr Tomifa Paea; pea mo
  5. Ms Heleni Po’uliva’ati Toli

Oku fakanofo ‘a Mr Edwards ko e Sea pea mo Dr Tu‘itupou ko e Tokoni Sea. ‘Oku foaki tatau ki he kau Talekita kotoa ‘a e ‘uluaki teemi ngāue ko e ta’u ‘e taha (1) mo malava ke fakalōloa ki he ta’u ‘e

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Puipuitu’a: Potupotutatau & Totonu e Founga Fakahoko Ngāue

Na’e kamata hono fakahoko ‘e he Potungāue hono ngāue’aki e ngaahi tu’utu’uni mo e fakahinohino ‘i he Polokalama liliu ki he Kau Talekita Fakatahataha’i ‘o e ngaahi Kautaha ‘a e Pule’anga fakatatau ki he tu’utu’uni ‘a e Kapineti ‘i he ‘aho 12 ‘o Sune 2015.

Ko e founga fili mo e fakanofo´ na’e fakahoko fakatatau pea mo e Lao ki he Kautaha Pisinisi ‘a e Pule’anga pea mo e ngaahi fakahinohino ki he founga fili 'o ha Talekita fakatatau ki he poto'i ngāue mo e founga fakanofo 'o ha Talekita , pea toe tali ke fili ‘e he ‘Eiki Minisita ‘o e Potungāue ’a e Komiti Fili Tau’atāina (ISC) ke nau fakahoko ‘a hono fili ‘o e kau Talekita ‘o toki fokotu’u atu ki he ‘Eiki Minisita ke ne tali pea pehe ki ha loto kiai ‘a e Kapineti.

Ko e ngaahi lakanga Talekita ‘ataa´ni ‘o e Sekitoa Fefononga’aki na’e tu’uaki ‘i he ngaahi nusipepa mo e initaneti, pea na’e ‘atā ke ma’u e ngaahi fakamatala ‘o e lakanga ‘o ka fiema’u. Ko e Komiti ki hono fili e kau Taulekita ki he Sekitoa Fefononga’aki ko e sino tau’atāina mo potupotutatau ki hono ‘analaiso mo fili ‘a e kau Talekita Poate, mei he kau tohi ngāue e ni’ihi ke faka’eke’eke, kimu’a hono fakahū e fokotu’u ‘o kinautolu ‘oku ‘amanekina ke fokotu’u ki he ‘Eiki Minisita ke ne me’a’i mo tali.

Ka toe fiema’u ha fakamatala, kataki fetu’utaki ki he’emau website ko e http://mpe.gov.to/ pe fetu’utaki mai ‘aki e ‘oku hā atu ‘i lalo.

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