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Nuku’alofa – January 25, 2021: 9.40pm (Nuku’alofa Times): Former Trade Chief Executive Officer Tatafu Moeaki is the new Minister of Labour, Trade and Economic Development.

He replaces Hon Samiu Vaipulu, who has moved to become the new Minister of Justice and Prisons.

Hon Vaipulu replaces Hon Vuna Fa’otusia, who resigned late last year because of health reasons.

Hon Tatafu was recently the Country Manager for the Asian Development Bank.

He had served as CEO for Labour and Trade in 2012-2013 before he was appointed as CEO for Finance.

His appointment was recommended by the Prime Minister, Hon Dr Pohiva Tuionetoa, and approved by His Majesty King Tupou VI.

Meanwhile, Viliami Hingano has been appointed the new Govenor of Ha’apai.

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