Fr Ekuasi Manu sm, conferred with Royal Order Award
In commemorating his Birthday on the 4th of July and the 10th year anniversary of his accession to the throne, the King of Tonga, King Tupou VI conferred the Royal Order of the Crown of Tonga on 20 citizens who have contributed to the King and Country in some special ways. Fr Ekuasi Manu sm was one of the recipients. The investiture was staged at the Royal Palace in Nuku'alofa. Fr 'Ekuasi Manus sm was appointed to Tonga in 2019 to be the Principal of 'Apifo'ou College, the oldest secondary school in Tonga which is managed by the Marist Fathers of the Oceania Province. Prior to his Tonga appointment Fr 'Ekuasi was working in Fiji in various ministries and after completing his studies in the University of the South Pacific he became the Principal of St John's College, Cawaci, Levuka in Fiji. He held this position for many years before completing further studies in the Australian Catholic University in Australia before taking up his new post in Tonga. Fr 'Ekuasi reckoned that it was a recognition of the contribution of the Catholic Educaton to the people of Tonga.