15 Jan 2013

Four women named in American Samoa cabinet

2:22 pm on 15 January 2013

The new American Samoan Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga has named four women as members of his cabinet.

Speaking at the opening of the 33rd Legislature this morning the governor announced the appointments of Dr Salu Hunkin Finau as Director of Education, Dr Claire Poumele as Director of Port Administration, Dr Ruth Matagi as Director of Marine and Wildlife Resources and Faleosina Voight as Director of Public Works.

The governor also appointed Taeaoafua Dr Meki Solomona as Director of Human and Social Services.

The new director of Education Dr Hunkin-Finau is the sister of Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin.