Veivosa Taka appointed new chairperson of WHC after nominated by nobles

The  MP for Ha’apai 13 Veivosa Taka has been elected as the new Chairperson of the Parliament of Tonga’s Whole House Committee (WHC) after he was nominated by the noble MPs.

The election was made after the former chair Hon. Penisimani Fifita was appointed as Tonga’s new Internal Affairs’ Minister.

Veivosa Taka. Photo/Tonga Legislative Assembly

Taka’s Party MPs and government ministers supported the nomination of opposition MP Vili Hingano after Lord Tu’iha’anga turned down his nomination.

MP Fe’ao Vakata also rejected his nomination by the nobles to be elected to the post.

Hon. Taka won by 10-7 against Hingano.

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