12 Jun 2017

American Samoa clamp on public servant car use

7:14 pm on 12 June 2017

The American Samoa Government is cutting vehicle fuel vouchers for government departments by 50 percent.

Governor Lolo Moliga told cabinet that several government officials were just roaming the roads and wasting fuel.

Fuel pump

Fuel pump Photo: AFP

Lieutenant governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga said American Samoa was experiencing financial difficulties and he predicted that if directors didn't rein in spending, the government would be in the red by the end of the year.

He has suggested car pooling, taking the bus or using cycles.

Lemanu said government vehicles should only be used for official business and at the end of the day parked at the office.

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