24 Jan 2014

Samoa Parliament hears queries over delayed finance reports

4:51 pm on 24 January 2014

The chairman of Samoa's parliamentary finance committee has reminded the finance minister, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, that finance reports for the Samoa Land Corporation are overdue.

Speaking in parliament, Papalii Niko Lee Hang said the corporation has not tabled in parliament reports for the six years from 2006 to 2012.

The finance minister was formerly the minister responsible for the corporation.

The Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, reminded Papalii of some lapses in his time as a minister although he didn't elaborate.

But Papalii told parliament he had performed his ministerial duties to the fullest and did well.

Tuila'epa says the government has recently endorsed a new reform for all government bodies to speed up the process for preparing reports and to make sure the law is followed.