10 Apr 2017

Hours to be cut for American Samoa government employees

From , 5:02 am on 10 April 2017

A financial crisis has hit the government of American Samoa, prompting it to cut working hours for its employees from Monday.

Governor Lolo Moliga has confirmed the decision amid uncertainty over whether the territory would continue to get federal grants from Washington after the election of Donald Trump.

Lolo says a meeting with Fono agreed to reduce daily working hours from eight to seven.

The savings will also be used to pay vendors.

Sela Jane Aholelei asked our American Samoa correspondent Monica Miller about the change.

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Lolo Moliga Photo: RNZI / Monica Miller