• 'Ikai ke fenapasi mo e Lao ki he Ngaahi Pisinisi 'a e Pule'anga 'a hono fakafo'ou 'e he Komisoni Fakamafola Lea 'a Tonga, aleapau ngaue 'a e Pule lahi ki he Komisoni

    'Ikai ke fenapasi mo e lao ki he Ngaahi Pisinisi 'a e Pule'anga 'a hono fakafo'ou 'e he Komisoni Fakamafola Lea 'a Tonga, aleapau ngaue 'a e pule lahi ki he komisoni

  • Government announces new Transport Sector Board Appointees

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    New Transport Sector Board Appointees

    Five new Shared Directors for Tonga's Transport Sector Public Enterprises have been named by the Ministry of Public Enterprises, on May 9, 2016. 

    The Minister of Public Enterprises, Hon. Poasi Tei, with His Majesty’s Cabinet’s consent, has appointed the Shared Directors (SDs) for the Transport Sector, comprised of the following Public Enterprises (PEs):

    1. Ports Authority Tonga
    2. Tonga Airports Limited
    3. Friendly Islands Shipping Agency

    The successful Shared Directors appointees for the Transport Sector are:

    1. Mr. Stephen Edwards
    2. Dr. Cpt. Sione Tu‘itupou Fotu
    3. Mr. Viliami Takau Jr
    4. Mr. Tomifa Paea
    5. Ms. Helen Po‘uliva‘ati Toli

    Mr. Edwards has been appointed as Chairperson, with Dr. Fotu as Deputy Chairperson. The appointees have been equally granted an initial service term of one year with a possible extension of up to three years.

    Fairness & Due Process

    The Ministry commenced implementing policies and guidelines on the Reform Shared Directors for Public Enterprises Program, as approved by Cabinet on 12 June 2015. 

    The selection and appointment processes were implemented in accordance with the Public Enterprises Act and 'Guidelines for a Skills Based Selection and Appointment Process for Public Enterprises Directors'. The Cabinet also approved for the Hon. Minister of Public Enterprises to appoint members of an Independent Selection Committee (ISC) to select the appropriate directors, subsequently, submitting it to the Minister for his discretion and Cabinet’s consent. 

    The Shared Directors vacancies for the Transport Sector were advertised on local newspapers and websites, with the availability of Post Descriptions on request. The Transport Sector ISC was appointed as an independent and impartial pre-screening body to analyze and shortlist applicants for interview, prior to submitting a proposal of prospective appointees for the Minister’s due consideration and approval.

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    Issued by: Ministry of Public Enterprises, P.O. Box 19, Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga  Tel: (+676) 28 144 / 28 808  Fax: (+676) 24 598  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Website:


  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Workshop, Network Security and Internet Resource Management

    (This report summarizes the outcome of the training undertaken by APNIC in 29th February- 04th March 2016)

    This workshop was hosted by Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC), one of the Public Enterprises, in collaboration with the Pacific Island Telecommunication Association (PITA) and Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC). It was held from the 29th February – 04th March, 2016[8:30am-4:30pm], Fa’onelua Convention Centre, Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

    IPv6 group photo

    Source: Photo taken from MIC

    Participants from this Ministry participated in this one week training, also some of the participants from other Government Ministries such as Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), Retirement Fund Board and also Ministry of Revenue and Customs contributed too. Not only from Government line Ministries but there were few participants from some of the Public Enterprises, mostly from Tonga Communications Corporation (TCC), Tonga Power Limited (TPL) and Tonga Development Bank (TDB). Also, participants from other organizations joined in such as Digicel, Vavatau Technology, Tonga Tertiary Institute (TTI) and National Reserve Bank of Tonga

    The training aims to help participants understand the structures, processes, procedures, and policies involved in requesting, allocating and managing Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Internet addresses besides Autonomous System and also to understand IPv6 better.

    IPv6, also known as the Internet Protocol next generation (IPng), is the latest version of the Internet Protocol (IP). It replaces the current version, the IPv4. IPv4 was what the world used in the past few years but now it is obsolete and many countries are shifting to IPv6 so that was the reason why the TCC tried to make this training possible to ensure that the IT sectors will have a fair internet protocol version .

    The training covers 3 main issues;

    1. TIRM01: INTERNET RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (IRM) -This tutorial introduced, highlighted the essentials of Internet resources management. It was mainly focused on Understanding the Structures, processes, procedures and policies involved in requesting, allocation and managing IPv4 and IPv6 Internet addresses and Autonomous System (AS) Numbers. (APNIC Whois Database, Reverse DNS Delegations, MyAPNIC address management tools)
    2. 2.WIP601: INTERNET PROTOCOL VERSION 6 (IPv6)-this course discussed the concept of IPv6 protocol architecture, IPv6 addressing structure and also design issues when planning for IPv6 deployment focusing on IP score and also network infrastructure design principles for dual stack deployment, OSPFv3, MP-BGP and transition technologies.
    3. TSEC01: NETWORK SECURITY-This tutorial was to examine the elements involved in establishing and maintaining security for Network. Also covers the nature and structure of Network attacks and the motivation that drives such online malicious activity including; tools used in modern attacks, who is behind them, and their impact.

    The Government of Tonga also benefit from this workshop as their participants get to learn more about the new IP and how to protect the country’s internet, particularly networks and firewalls!


  • Ministry of Public Enterprises win the first prize in Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

    October 30 marked the last day of the 2015 Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.
    And local companies were joined by civil service offices in the special competition organised by the Tonga Breast Cancer Society.

    The competition included 11 companies and government ministries and departments.

    These were Tonga Broadcasting Commission (Office /Business), Value City Ltd ( Shop), Reload Bar ( Office/ Business), Tonga Prime Minister’s Office (Office), Ministry of Public Enterprise (Office), Women’s Affairs & Culture & Youth Division (Office), Lalita Store (Business), Fun Food (Business), Neeru’s Pharmacy (Business), DigicelHeadquaters (Office/Business) and Koti’s Professional Ltd. Shop N Save (Business).

    The winners were announced and the Ministry of Public Enterprises won the first prize.

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  • Press Releases & News


    Ministry of Public Enterprises

    The Government of the Kingdom of Tonga would like to respond to issues raised by the media in regards to the investment agreement recently executed by the Tongan Government and the Ngati Tahu Ngati Whaoa Trust (‘the Trust’) from New Zealand

    In respect of the judgment made by the New Zealand High Court against the current Chairman of the Trust, this was a private matter which does not in any shape or form relate to, or affect the Agreement that exists between the Trust and the Tongan Government.

    The Tongan Government understands that the members of the Trust have full confidence in the current Chairman and his leadership and managerial abilities, and so the Tongan Government will continue to respect the office holders of the Trust.

    The Trust has committed to the terms and conditions of the Agreement.

    The Tongan Government is confident that its interests under the Agreement are protected, and that both parties have rights to remedies if required.

    The Tongan Government is also confident with the level of due diligence that it carried out before executing the agreement with the Trust, and it sees no justifiable basis to change that position now.

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  • Talekita Poate Fakatahataha 'o e Ngaahi Kautaha Pisinisi 'a e Pule'anga 'i he Sekitoa Fefononga'aki

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    Talekita Poate Fakatahataha ‘o e Ngaahi Kautaha Pisinisi ‘a e Pule’anga ‘i he Sekitoa Fefononga’aki

    Na’e fakanofo ‘e he ‘Eiki Minisita ki he Ngaahi Kautaha Pisinisi ‘a e Pule’anga, Hon. Poasi Tei ‘i he loto ki ai ‘a e Kapineti ‘a ‘ene ‘Afio, ‘a e kau Talekita Poate Fakatahataha’i ‘o e Sekitoa Fefononga’aki. Ko e Sekitoa Fefononga’aki ‘oku kau ki ai ‘a e ngaahi Kautaha Pisinisi´ni:


    1. Poate Ma’u Mafai ki he Uafu ‘a Tonga
    2. Kautaha ki he ‘u Mala’evakapuna ‘a Tonga
    3. Kautaha Vakatahi ‘Otumotu Anga’ofa 

    Ko e kau Talekita na’e fokotu’u ki he Sekitoa Fefononga’aki ‘oku kau ki ai ‘a:

    1. Mr. Stephen Edwards
    2. Dr. Cpt. Sione Tu‘itupou Fotu
    3. Mr. Viliami Takau Jr
    4. Mr. Tomifa Paea
    5. Ms. Heleni Po’uliva’ati Toli   

    Kuo fakanofo ‘a Mr. Edwards ko e Sea pea mo Dr. Fotu ko e Tokoni Sea. ‘Oku foaki tatau ki he kau Talekita kotoa ‘a e ‘uluaki teemi ngāue ko e ta’u ‘e taha (1) mo malava ke fakalōloa ki he ta’u ‘e

    tolu (3).

    Puipuitu’a: Potupotutatau & Totonu e Founga Fakahoko Ngāue

    Na’e kamata hono fakahoko ‘e he Potungāue hono ngāue’aki e ngaahi tu’utu’uni mo e fakahinohino ‘i he Polokalama liliu ki he kau Talekita Fakatahataha’i ‘o e ngaahi Kautaha ‘a e Pule’anga fakatatau ki he tu’utu’uni ‘a e Kapineti ‘i he ‘aho 12 ‘o Sune 2015.

    Ko e founga fili mo e fakanofo´ na’e fakahoko fakatatau pea mo e Lao ki he Kautaha Pisinisi ‘a e Pule’anga pea mo e ngaahi fakahinohino ki he founga fili 'o ha Talekita fakatatau ki he poto'i ngāue mo e founga fakanofo 'o ha Talekita , pea toe tali ke fili ‘e he ‘Eiki Minisita ‘o e Potungāue ’a e Komiti Fili Tau’atāina (ISC) ke nau fakahoko ‘a hono fili ‘o e kau Talekita ‘o toki fokotu’u atu ki he ‘Eiki Minisita ke ne tali pea pehe ki ha loto ki ai ‘a e Kapineti.

    Ko e ngaahi lakanga Talekita ‘ataa´ni ‘o e Sekitoa Fefononga’aki na’e tu’uaki ‘i he ngaahi nusipepa mo e 'initaneti, pea na’e ‘atā ke ma’u e ngaahi fakamatala ‘o e lakanga ‘o ka fiema’u. Ko e Komiti ki hono fili e kau Taulekita ki he Sekitoa Fefononga’aki ko e sino tau’atāina mo potupotu tatau ki hono ‘analaiso mo fili ‘a e kau Talekita Poate, mei he kau tohi ngāue e ni’ihi ke faka’eke’eke, ki mu’a hono fakahū e fokotu’u ‘o kinautolu ‘oku ‘amanekina ke fokotu’u ki he ‘Eiki Minisita ke ne me’a’i mo tali.

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    Tuku atu mei he: Potungaue ki he Ngaahi Kautaha Pisinisi 'a e Pule'anga, P. O. Box 19, Taufa'ahau Road, Nuku'alofa, Kingodom of Tonga  Tel: (+676) 28 144 / 28 808  Fax: (+676) 24 598  Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view  Website:

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