CEO’s and Commission members sworn in today


Thirteen Government officials including Chief Executive Officers and the Board of Directors were sworn in this morning by the Head of State of Samoa, Le Afioga le Ao Mamalu ole Malo, Tuimalealiifano Vaaleto’a Sualauvi ll.

The new heads of government ministries and authorities sworn in today include:
1. Dr. Mema Motusaga – Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Women
Community and Social Development
2. Fuimaono Dominic Faatoialemanu Schwalger – Chief Executive Officer for Samoa
Water Authority
3. Fui Tupai Mau Simanu – Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Works
Transport and Infrastructure
4. Leota Aliielua Salani – Chief Executive Officer for Samoa Bureau of Statistics
5. Pativaine Reita Petaia-Tevita – Chief Executive Officer for Samoa Tourism Authority
6. Saoleititi Maeva Natacha Betham-Vaai – Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of
7. Tanuvasa Petone Mauga – Commissioner for Samoa Fire and Emergency Services

The three board members of the Public Service Commission include;
1. Nonu Lemauga Saleimoa Vaai- Chairman
2. Gatoloai Tilianamua Afamasaga
3. Fonoti Perelini Perelini
The three members of the Remuneration Tribunal are;
1. Tuala Falani Chan Tung, Chairman
2. Tuiloma Sina Retzlaff
3. Muaausa Joseph Walters

The Ceremony was held at TATTE where Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa congratulated the Government officials.

“Congratulations and best wishes on your new appointments to be the vanguards of the Public Service Commission, the Remuneration Tribunal, and to lead government Ministries and Corporations over the next three years.”
Fiame cited that the scriptures reaffirm that authorities that exist have been established by God.
“Your oaths this morning are an articulation of your commitment to God; for He alone is the source of wisdom, vision, courage and divine leadership; to country to provide selfless service for our people and to yourselves to be better people and role models for those under your watch
Our collective purpose is to serve our country well.
“As custodians of public resources, it is our duty to exercise care, fairness and integrity in the way we conduct services delivery. It is our responsibility to respond to the needs of our people, in accordance with the laws and policies of government.
“Above all, it is our commitment to serve Samoa with true humility and with love.
“I acknowledge with gratitude all those who had recently served in these positions, in particular those that have passed.
“You will be remembered for your service and contribution to our country.
“For those who have been appointed and sworn in this morning, it is imperative to work together with the government of the day. Y
“our duty is to provide the best advice to the political leaders, keep them informed, share your challenges and nurture a relationship of trust. Governments change from time to time, but the public service remains, to ensure continuity in quality government services.
“The political upheavals in the recent past reawakened the need to review and reflect on the role of the public service and ensure that there is consistent and effective service delivery.”