29 Jan 2007

American Samoa's speaker wants to review House staff numbers

10:21 am on 29 January 2007

The Speaker of American Samoa's House of Representatives , Savali Talavou Ale, says the House needs to review staff numbers to reign in spending to avoid overruns at the end of the fiscal year.

The Speaker would not comment on reports that many House employees were hired in the run up to the last general elections.

However, he did say that if spending continued at current levels, the House faced the likelihood of running out of money

Savali said he does not want to rush into making decisions on staff numbers but was reviewing the various divisions and their functions.