Tourism division brought under ministry of infrastructure

Tonga’s Ministry of Tourism has been brought under the Ministry of Infrastructure starting June 1.

The Tourism Ministry is currently under the control of Minister of Police, Pōhiva Tuʻiʻonetoa.

“The transfer was approved last Friday 15 May 2015, before the Honorable Prime Minister left for the PALM7 meeting in Japan,” a statement from the government says.

“This transfer makes Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu the new Minister of Tourism, and Mr. Ringo Fa’oliu continues to be the Chief Executive of all services under the Ministry of Infrastructure”.

“The Tourism Department will continue to use the Tonga Visitors Bureau (TVB) office and other facilities elsewhere”.

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  1. “‘Ave Takimamata ki he Ngaahi Ngaue Lalahi ‘a e Pule’anga”

    Kuo tali ‘e he Kapineti ke ‘ave ‘a e Potungāue Takimamata ke fakalele ‘e he Potungaue ki he Ngaahi Ngāue Lalahi ‘a e Pule’angá, pea ke kamata ‘eni ‘i he ‘aho 1 Sune 2015.

    Ko e tu’utu’uni Kapineti ‘eni na’e fakahoko ‘i he ‘aho Falaite 15 Me, 2015 kimu’a pea me’a atu ‘a e ‘Eiki Palemia ki he fakataha PALM7 ‘i Siapani.

    ‘I he ‘ave ko ‘eni ‘o e Takimamata ki he Ngaahi Ngaue Lalahi, ‘oku hoko ai ‘a Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu ko e Minisitā fo’ou ki he Takimamatá. Pea ‘e kei hoko atu pe ‘a Ringo Fa’oliu ko e CEO ‘o e ngaahi sevesi ‘oku fakamalumalu ‘i he Ngaahi Ngaue Lalahí.

    ‘E kei hoko atu pe ‘a e ngāue’aki ‘e he Takimamata ‘a e ‘ofisi ‘i he Hala Vuna, pehē foki ki he ngaahi ‘ofisi mo e naunau kehe ‘oku ‘i heTakimamatá.

    Kuo ‘osi kamata ngāue ‘a e Minisitā ki he Ngaahi Ngaue ‘a e kakai mo e Fefakatau’aki, ‘a ia na’e malumalu ai ‘a e Takimamatá, Dr. Pohiva Tu’i’onetoa, mo e Minisitā fo’ou, Hon. ‘Etuate Lavulavu ke hoko lelei ‘a e hiki ‘a e Takimamatā ki he Potungāue fo’ou kimu’a he ‘aho 1 Sune.

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