TONGA KING ANOINTS ROYAL RELATIVE AS GOVERNOR

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Lord Fulivai was a Parliamentarian in 2009

NUKU΄ALOFA, Tonga (Matangi Tonga, July 6, 2011) – In Tonga, Lord Fulivai has been appointed by King George Tupou V as the new Governor of Vava'u, effective from July 1.

A Letter of Appointment was delivered to Lord Fulivai at his home in Nuku'alofa yesterday, 5 July, the Prime Minister's Office confirmed today. Lord Fulivai who is in his 30's is probably Vava'u's youngest Governor.

He was a former Vava'u Noble's Representative who first entered the Tongan Parliament on July 30, 2009. He was not re-elected in last year's election.

Lord Fulivai's estates are Hunga, Fangalepa and Loto'uiha in Vava'u.

He takes over from former Acting Governor of Vava'u Lord Sevele of Vailahi (also known Dr. Feleti Sevele), Tonga's former Prime Minister who ended his acting appointment on June 30. Lord Sevele was appointed by the King in Privy Council as Acting Governor of Vava'u on August 27, 2010.

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