Hu‘akavameiliku’s new Cabinet line-up, one woman outside Parliament chosen as Minister

    UPDATED: Prime Minister Hu’akavameiliku is expected to unveil his new Cabinet line-up on Wednesday 29, with one woman outside Parliament being elected as Minister

    Prime Minister-Designate Siaosi Sovaleni. Photo/Fale Alea ‘O Tonga

    However, the list of ministers and their various portfolios was leaked to Kaniva News this evening.

    The unofficial line-up appeared to show the Tongan diplomat and the United Nations High Representative Fekita ‘Utoikamanu, who was not elected by voters to Parliament has been named as the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism.

    The Prime Minister is allowed by the law to elect up to four Ministers from outside Parliament.

    The list also appeared to show the new Deputy Prime Minister was Poasi Tei.

    Here’s what the new government looks like.

    Cabinet Ministers

    Siaosi ‘Ofa Ki Vahafolau Sovaleni (Hu’akavameiliku)

    • Minister for His Majesty’s Armed Forces
    • Minister of Police, Fire Services and Emergency Services
    • Minister of Education and Training

    Poasi Mataele Tei

    • Deputy Prime Minister
    • Minister for Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDECC)
    • Minister for Public Enterprises

    Tatafu Toma Moeaki

    • Minister of Finance
    • Minister of Customs and Revenue

    Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu

    • Minister of Foreign Affairs
    • Minister of Tourism

    Seventeen Toumoua

    • Minister for Infrastructure

    Saia Ma’u Piukala

    • Minister of Health

    Sēmisi Tauelangi Fakahau

    • Minister of Fisheries

    Viliami Manuopangai Hingano

    • Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forest

    Dr Viliami Uasikē Lātū

    • Minister for Economic Development and Trade

    Lord Tu’iāfitu

    • Minister for Lands and Natural Resources

    Sione Sangster Saulala

    • Minister of Internal Affairs

    Sāmiu Kiuta Vaipulu

    • Minister of Justice and Prisons

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