Hon. Dr. Siale ‘Akau’ola ne new Minister of Health took his oath as a Member of Parliament yesterday Monday 12th of February 13, 2024. The newest legislator swore his allegiance to perform his utmost best, obey the King and to abide by the Constitution for the good of Tonga.
Hon. Dr. ‘Akau’ola of Kanokupolu and Kolomotu’a replaces the former Health Minister, Hon. Dr. Saia Piukala who has been appointed as the new Regional Director of World Health Organisation for the Western Pacific.
He retired in May last year after serving as a civil servant with the Ministry of Health for 37 years, and 14 years serving as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ministry of Health.