3 Mar 2004

Anti-corruption group backs American Samoa Senate committee

4:08 pm on 3 March 2004

A group that says it wants honesty in government affairs in American Samoa says it will fundraise if necessary to continue the investigations of a Senate committee.

The expenses of the Senate Select Investigative Committee have been met by the Senate president, Lutu Fuimaono, from Fono funds after the House of Representatives turned down a 150,000 US dollar Senate bid for the work.

Taimane Johnson is the president of the Common Cause group, and says many people in the community admire the work the investigative committee is doing.

"We're 100 percent behind it -- behind them -- and we're prepared to go out and raise some money and do some fundraising if we need to help them in that way."

Taimane Johnson.