King appoints Lord Fohe

His Majesty King Tupou VI has bestowed the hereditary and estate title Fohe.

Sione Fohe, 54, became Lord Fohe after his appointment on Friday 19.

The installation ceremony was held in Puke and was conducted by the Lord Chamberlain Viela Tupou who read out the Letter of Appointment from HM King Tupou VI.

The title had been vacant since the late Fohe, Samiuela Kavapalu died in 2009.

Samiuela had his only daughter Lupe Fohe and had no son.

The Tongan constitution stipulates the noble title can only be inherited by the legitimate sons.

Sione’s father was Samiuela’s young brother. Lord Fohe’s estate is Puke.

There are 33 traditional noble titles in Tonga.

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