In a Cabinet reshuffle over the weekend, the two portfolios of the Minister for Police, Prisons and Fire Services, and the Minister for Revenue Services, have been taken up by a new member of Cabinet, Siosifa Tu’utafaiva, the No. 6 Tongatapu People’s Representative to the Legislative Assembly of Tonga.
The Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano has formally announced his Cabinet for 2013.
Three People’s Representatives who were appointed as Cabinet Ministers in the Government of the Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano, have resigned from Cabinet, the Acting Secretary for Cabinet Alfred Soakai announced late last night, June 25.
Four Cabinet Ministers took up their new Ministerial portfolios today, May 1.
Government this afternoon announced the reassignment of four of its Cabinet Ministers effective on 1 May.
Government is understood to have reshuffled six of its Cabinet Ministers this month but they have not taken up their new portfolios.
Under a proposed new structure of the Tongan government, aimed to be in place by 1 July 2012, it is proposed there will be only 13 line ministries, which will include a new Ministry of Internal Affairs.