King Tupou VI has appointed the president of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga as the chairman of the Tonga Traditions Committee.
President Rev. Dr. ‘Ahio along with five other members were appointed to “serve at His Majesty’s pleasure”, according to an announcement published on Tonga gazette by the king’s Lord Privy Seal, Tēvita Malolo .
The five members were:
Lord Vaea, Dowager Lady Fusitu’a, Tākapu, Rev. Dr. Tēvita Tonga Mohenoa Puloka and Hon. ‘Alematea Vaha’i (Secretary)
The announcement on November 23, 2017 said the appointments were made according to the Preservation of Objects of Archaeological Interest Act (Section 2).
Last year His Majesty appointed the FWC church’s general secretary Rev. Dr Tēvita Koloa’ia Havea to become one of His advisors in Privy Council.