King Tupou VI has affirmed dismissals of Deputy Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni and Minister of Finance Tēvita Lavemaau by Prime Minister ʻAkilisi Pōhiva.
A letter from His Majesty had been delivered to the dismissed cabinet ministers today, Hon. Dr. Pōhiva Tuʻiʻonetoa has confirmed this afternoon.
As Kaniva News reported, Dr Pōhiva Tuʻionetoa had been appointed as new Minister of Finance.
He said the king had affirmed Prime Minister ʻAkilisi Pōhiva’s appointing of Lord Maʻafu as Deputy Prime Minister. Hon. Poasi Tei took over from Sovaleni as Minister of MEIDECC.
Hon. Dr. Tuʻiʻonetoa said he was expecting an orderly handover of their responsibilities with the former Minister of Finance tomorrow at Treasury.