29 Dec 2006

American Samoa Senate to establish new investigative arm

11:24 am on 29 December 2006

The American Samoa Senate is to establish a Senate Select Investigative Committee when the new Legislature convenes next month.

Senate President, Lolo M. Moliga, says the investigative panel will have authority to probe various areas of government including the 208 million US dollar American Samoa Government Employees Retirement Fund.

The proposed committee would have nine-members, and would also take over other pressing matters that other standing committees had handled, but not completed, during the 29th legislature.

Meanwhile, the Senate Retirement Committee will convene on Friday to await the arrival of documents subpoenaed from the retirement fund and two local banks.