21 Mar 2015

American Samoa government faces cut in working hours

1:01 pm on 21 March 2015

The American Samoa governor is considering a cut in the working hours of government employees because of a lack of money.

American Samoa Vatia Village

American Samoa considers cuts to the government's working week Photo: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD / AFP

Governor Lolo Moliga says the government is experiencing a financial downturn due to a number of factors.

Among them, he says, are the politics in Washington which has led to a delay in the release of federal funds.

Lolo says such cuts would be the last and worst scenario and would apply from May.

He has pointed out that a reduction in hours is not a new thing, it has happened with every other administration.

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