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Tonga Ministerial shake-up, Penisimani Fifita new Minister of Education

The Tongan government has announced reassignment of ministerial posts to two of its ministries.

Penisimani Fifita has been moved from the Ministry of Internal Affairs to Ministry of Education.

Kaniva News reports the Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pohiva, who was Minister of Education has been reassigned to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office says His Majesty King Tupou VI granted the ministerial re-assignments recommended by the Prime Minister last Friday.

The changes are in line with provisions in Tonga’s Constitution which stipulates the Prime Minister may assign and re-assign ministries to and amongst the Cabinet Ministers.

The ministerial re-assignments are effective from today (Monday) January, 16 2017.
Source: Kaniva News
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