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FWC President chairs Tongan Traditions Committee

Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Rev Dr 'Ahio

Rev Dr 'Ahio is the new chairman of a Committee on Tongan Traditions formed in November last year.

Th position became effective from November 23, 2017 and notified in a Tonga Government Gazette Supplement.

Members of the committe include Lord Vaea, Dowager Lady Fusitu’a, Takapu, and Rev. Dr Tevita Mohenoa Puloka, with Hon ‘Alimatea Vaha’i as Secretary.

The Gazette notice stated that King Tupou VI had in Privy Council appointed the members to serve at His Majesty's pleasure. The appointments were made under the powers conferred by a Preservation of Objects of Archaeological Interest Act.

Rev Dr 'Ahio is the President of the  Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga.


Can you please provide more information on the functions & responsibilities of the Chairman (chairperson?) of the appointed members of the Committee on Tongan Traditions? It is the first time I have come across the title of Dowager lady. A brief explanation of the difference between the title Lady and Dowager Lady would also be appreciated. Malo.