Who’s who – Tonga

Who’s who – Tonga

Monarchy

His Majesty King George Tupou V (Siaosi T?ufa’?hau Manumataongo Tuku’aho Tupou V)

HRH Princess Salote Mafile’o Pilolevu Tuita

HRH Prince ‘Aho’eitu ‘Unuaki’otonga Tuku’aho (‘Uluk?lala Lavaka Ata)

The Tupou dynasty


Key government politicians

Government ministers(NB this government website is out of date, but gives useful profiles of key politicians listed below)

Tonga – Chiefs of State and Cabinet members (CIA website)

Hon Dr Feleti (Fred) SeveleHead of Government, Prime Minister

  • Lopeti Senituli – political advisor and press secretary, Prime Minister’s Office

Hon Dr Viliami Ta’u Tangi – Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Health

Hon Sonatane Tu’akinamalohi Taumoepeau-Tupou – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Acting Minister of Defence, Acting Governor of Vava’u

Hon ‘Alisi Taumoepeau – Minister for Justice and Attorney-General

Hon George ‘Aho – Minister of Police, Prisons and Fire Services

Hon Malupo – Governor of Ha’apai

Key Opposition MPs

Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva – Tongatapu No1 representative

Clive Edwards – Tongatapu No.3 representative

‘Uliti Uata – Ha’apai No.1 representative

Civil society

Akanete Lauti, director, Friendly Islands Human Rights and Democracy Movement (FIHRDM)

Rev. Simote Vea, FIHRDM and former secretary, Tonga National Council of Churches

Sitiveni Halapua, Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center in Hawaii

Finau Tutone - Friendly Islands Teachers Association

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