PM shuffles portfolios


Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi of Samoa has carried out a reshuffle of his Cabinet portfolios.

Tialavea Leniu Tionisio Hunt has taken on the Prisons and Rehabilitation Services portfolio as well as Revenue.

Salā Fata Pinati is the new Minister of Tourism and Public Trust and retains his Police and Prisons portfolio

Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell has lost the tourism portfolio but remains the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Labour.

The full list of the Cabinet along with their adjusted portfolios as published on Talamua is as follows:

Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi – Prime Minister

In Charge of:

Ministry of the Prime Minister (includes Cabinet, Immigration, Press & Savali
Recognised Seasonal Employers Scheme (RSE)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and: Trade Public Service Commission, Legislative Assembly
Office of the Attorney General
National Prosecution Office
Samoa Law Reform Commission

Fiame Naomi Mata’afa – Deputy Prime Minister

In Charge of:

Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment
Samoa Trust Estates Corporation

Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell

In Charge of:

Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Labour
Ministry for Public Enterprises
Audit Office
Housing Corporation, Accident Compensation Corp, Samoa Bureau of Statistics, Samoa Sports & Facilities Authority, Polynesian Airlines.

Sala Fata Pinati

In charge of:

Ministry of Police
Fire & Emergency Services
Samoa Tourism Authority
Samoa Public Trust

Tuitama Talalelei Tuitama

In Charge of:

Ministry of Health
National Health Services
National Kidney Foundation

Papali’itele Niko Lee Hang

In Charge of:

Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure
Samoa Water Authority, Electric Power Corporation, Samoa Ports Authority, Samoa Airport Authority, Samoa Shipping Corporation, Samoa Land Transport Authority, Samoa Shipping Services & PFL.

La’auli Leuatea Polataivao Fossie Schmidt

In Charge of:

Ministry of Agriculture
Scientific Research of Samoa (SROS)

Sili Epa Tuioti

In Charge of:

Ministry of Finance
National Provident Fund
Central Bank
Development Bank of Samoa
Samoa Life Assurance Corp
Unit Trust of Samoa

Faimalōtoa Kika Stowers

In charge of:

Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development

Tialavea Fea Leniu Tionisio Hunt

In Charge of:

Ministry of Revenue (Customs & Tax)
Prisons & Rehabilitation Services

Afamasaga Lepuiai Rico Tupai

In Charge of:

Ministry of Communication & Information Technology Office of the Regulator

Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio

In Charge of:

Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (inclusive of NUS, Polytechnic and Pre-Schools, Samoa Qualification Authority

Fa’aolesā Katopau T. Ainu’u

In Charge of:

Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration

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