Mateni Tapueluelu, Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva's son-in-law

Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva, who has faced complaints of nepotism in the past, has brought his son-in-law, Mateni Tapueluelu into the cabinet as Police Minister.

The move is part of a wider cabinet reshuffle following the resignation of Dr. ‘Aisake Eke as Finance Minister.

Dr. Eke had served as Finance Minister in two administrations.

His portfolio has gone to former Revenue Minister Tēvita Laveumaau.

Hon.  Lavemaau‘s portfolio goes to Pōhiva Tuʻiʻonetoa.

As Kaniva News reported earlier today, The Prisons Department has been brought under the control of Justice Minister Vuna Fāʻotusia.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs goes to Deputy Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni.

The reshuffle comes a week after Hon. Pōhiva survived a vote of no confidence by 14 votes to 10.

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  1. Kuo fakahū mai ʻe he ʻEiki Palēmiá ʻAkilisi Pōhiva, ʻa ia ne ne fehangahangai foki mo lāungaʻi ki he fakapone he kuohilí, ʻa hono foha-he-fonó Māteni Tapueluelu ki he kapinetí ʻo hoko ko e Minisitā Polisi.

    Ko e foʻi ngaʻunu ʻeni ʻi hano toe fulihi ʻo e kapinetí hili ia e fakafisi ʻa Dr ʻAisake Eke ko e Minisitā Paʻangá.

    Kuo hoko ai ʻa Eke ko ha minisitā paʻanga ʻi ha puleʻanga ʻe ua.

    Kuo ʻoange ʻene potungāué ki he minisitā ki he paʻanga fakalotofonuá mo e kasitomú, Tēvita Lavemaau kae ʻoange potungāue ʻa Lavemāú kia Pōhiva Tuʻiʻonetoa.

    Ko e Potungāue ki Mulí kuo toʻo ia mei he ʻEiki Palēmiá ʻo ʻave ki he Tokoni Palēmiá Siaosi Sovaleni.

    Hangē ko hono līpooti atu ʻe he Kanivá he ʻaho ní kuo toʻo ʻa e Potungāue Pilīsone ʻo tānaki hake ia ki he Potungaue ʻa e minisitā laó, Vuna Fāʻotusia.

    Ko e fulihi ʻeni e kapinetí hili ha uike ʻe taha e hao ʻa e puleʻangá he fili ʻikai falalaʻangá ʻaki ʻa e 14 ki he 10.

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