31 Aug 2006

American Samoa study groups gets funding boost

3:01 pm on 31 August 2006

American Samoan lawmakers have approved an additional 150,000 US dollar for the Future Political Status study commission to complete its work.

This comes after a request was made by the Governor, Togiola Tulafono.

He argued that the commission was mandated by law to provide a thorough and meaningful report.

In order to achieve this, he said, the Commission must engage in fact finding, not only in American Samoa but in other possessions and territories of the United States.

The commission already had 200,000 dollars to carry out its work.

The commission recently returned from Palau, Guam and the Northern Marianas and will be heading to the US west coast soon.