New chairman for Tonga’s whole house committee

Penisimani Fifita the MP for Tongatapu 9 constituency has been elected in Parliament today as the new chairman of the Whole House Committee.

He got 13 votes against the Haʻapai 12 MP Vili Hingano who only got 9 votes.

“Meanwhile the former Chairperson of the Whole House Committee Semisi Sika was sworn in as the new Minister of Tourism and Infrastructure”, a statement from Tonga’s Legislative Assembly said.

Fifita was a former government teacher and tutor at high schools before he was first elected to Parliament in 2014.

The king opened the Legislative Assembly last Thursday.

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