Former speaker and parliamentarian, Lord Fusitu’a passes away

The Legislative Assembly's Noble Representative for Niua and renowned parliamentarian, Lord Fusitu’a (87), passed away on Thursday evening, April 24.

The Honourable Fusitu’a has a distinguished parliamentary history, serving as the longest Member of Parliament. At the height of his political career, the Hon. Fusitu’a was Speaker of Parliament from 1990 –1998.

This week, the Acting Prime Minister, Hon. Samiu Vaipulu, will lead members of His Majesty's Government and Cabinet in paying their respect to the Late Lord Fusitu'a and family.

Messages of condolences and sympathy have been conveyed from the Honourable Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano who is currently on official meetings overseas. Flags around the Kingdom will be flown at half-mast to pay tribute and honour the Hon. Fusitu’a.

The Noble, Hon. Fusitu'a is a member of His Majesty's nobility and is the hereditary estate holder of the villages of Faletanu, Ma’ufanga, the eastern side of Angaha in Niuatoputapu and including Sapa’ata in Niuafo’ou.

His Lordship is married to Lady Fusitu’a (Hon. ‘Eseta Fusitu'a the Government’s former Minister for Information and Communications and Chief Secretary and Secretary to Cabinet.

The funeral service for the Late Lord Fusitu’a will be held on Saturday, 3 May 2014 at 3pm in the afternoon at the Free Wesleyan Centenary Church, following which will the interment at the Mala’e’āloa Cemetery, Nuku’alofa.

– GOVERNMENT OF TONGA MEDIA RELEASE


Ongoongo Faka-Tonga.

Pekia ‘Eiki Sea Malolo mo e Memipa Fale Alea fuoloa -‘Eiki Nopele Fusitu’a.

Kuo pekia ‘a e taha ‘o e kau mo’unga’i tangata na’e to’ukupu ola ‘aki ‘e Ha’a Moheofo mo e Fale Alea ‘o Tonga, ka ko e Hou’eiki Memipa Fakafofonga Fale Alea Lolotonga ‘o e Kau Nopele ki he Ongo Niua, ‘aia ko ‘Eiki Nopele Fusitu’a (ta’u 87), ‘i he efiafi ‘o e ‘Aho Tu’apulelulu, 24 ‘o ‘Epeleli, 2014.

Ko ‘Eiki Nopele Fusitu’a – ko e taha foki ia ‘o e Kau Hou’eiki Memipa fuoloa ne kei laumalie mai mei he kau tangata ne nau ngaue mateaki mo hakeaki’i e ngaahi fatongia fisifisimu’a ‘o e Fale Alea ‘o Tonga ‘i he ngaahi ta’u lahi kuo maliu atu.

Ne a’usia ‘e he ‘Eiki Nopele, ‘a e tumutumu ‘o ‘ene fakahoko fatongia ‘i he Fale Alea ‘o Tonga, ‘i hano fakakoloa’aki ia ‘a e fatongia mamafa tukituki ‘i hono fakanofo ia ko e ‘Eiki Sea ‘o e Fale Alea ‘o Tonga, mei he ta’u 1990-1998.

‘I he uike ni, ‘oku ‘amanaki fakahoko atu ai ‘e he Pule’anga Tonga ‘a e faka’apa’apa faka’osi ki he ‘Eiki Nopele – Fusitu’a kae’umaa ‘a hono famili moe kainga.

Ko e ‘Eiki Palemia Le’ole’o, Samiu Vaipulu te ne tataki atu, fakataha mo e Hou’eiki Minisita ‘o e Kapineti, ‘a hono fakafofonga’i ‘o e Pule’anga ‘o ‘Ene ‘Afio, lolotonga ‘a e ngaahi ouau ‘o e me’afaka’eiki ni.

Kuo a’utaki mai foki mo ha Tohi Fekaungamamahi ‘a e ‘Eiki Palemia, Nopele Tu’ivakano ki he Famili ‘o e ‘Eiki Nopele, neongo ‘oku lolotonga me’a ‘a e ‘Eiki Palemia ki he ngaahi fatongia fakataha fakatu’apule’anga ‘i he fonua muli.

Ko ‘Eiki Nopele Fusitu’a, ko e taha ia e Kau Nopele ‘a ‘Ene ‘Afio, pea mo e Hingoa Nopele Tukufakaholo ‘oku ne ma’u tofi’a ‘i he ngaahi kolo ko Faletanu, Ma’ofanga, kauhala hahake ‘i Angaha, kae’uma’a‘a Sapa’ata ‘i Niuafo’ou.

Na’e ma’u hoa ‘a ‘Eiki Nopele Fusitu’a mo Hon. ‘Eseta Fusitu’a, ‘Eiki Minisita Malolo ‘a e Pule’anga ‘o ‘Ene ‘Afio ki he Fakamatala mo e Fetu’utaki, pea mo e Sekelitali Pule Malolo mo e Sekelitali ki he Kapineti.

‘Oku ‘amanaki ke fakahoko ‘a e me’afaka’eiki ‘o ‘Eiki Nopele Fusitu’a ‘i he ‘aho Tokonaki ‘o e uike ni, 3 Me, 2014, he taimi 3:00 efiafi ‘i he Fale Lotu Senituli- Siasi Uesiliana Tau’ataina ‘o Tonga, kimu’a pea toki hoko atu ki he ouau telio ‘i Mala’e’aloa.

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