24 Jun 2013

New cabinet member in American Samoa appointed by Governor

6:42 am on 24 June 2013

The budget director American Samoa's previous government, Malemo Lafo Tausaga, has been appointed by Governor Lolo Moliga as director of Administrative Services.

The ranking matai from Manu'a was also chairman of the Board of the American Samoa Development Bank.

The Department of Administrative Services oversees territorial archives and records management, government mail and printing, the executive office building and ASG Housing management with Security as well as USDA Meat Inspections.

Political observers say the move is a way to solidify Governor Lolo's re-election in four years.