Public Statement – Office of the Prime Minister

June 11, 2022

It is with profound sadness that the Office of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga announces the untimely death of the Hon. Viliami Manuopangai Hingano, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry.

The Hon. Viliami Manuopangai Hingano passed away on Friday, 10th June 2022, at the Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand.

He was appointed as the Government of Tonga’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, on 28th December 2021.

The Prime Minister the Hon. Hu’akavameiliku, extends his deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences on behalf of His Majesty’s Government, to the late Cabinet minister’s family.

May the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, be with the family during this difficult time.

His passing is of immense loss to the Country and to the Nation.

Details of the Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

May the soul of the late Hon. Viliami Manuopangai Hingano rest in His Almighty’s peace.

Honourable Hu’akavameiliku

Prime Minister

11th June, 2022