30 Jul 2005

Former American Samoa power boss recommends sacking present board

8:35 am on 30 July 2005

The former CEO of the American Samoa Power Authority Utu Abe Malae has told the Senate that the short term solution to resolving problems between employees and management is to dissolve the current board.

Utu - who headed the utility for 17 years - declared that

members of the board were abusing their positions and their power as directors to carry out what they wanted.

Utu recommended that the board be reconstituted to include a representative of employees and capable and qualified members of the community, including women.