17 Oct 2005

Samoa's newest political party says it would restrict the tenure of a future leader to two terms

6:27 am on 17 October 2005

The leader of Samoa's newest political party, the Samoa Party will limit the tenure of a future Prime Minister to only two consecutive terms to help prevent corruption.

Su'a Rimoni Ah Chong, who won the Integrity Award from Transparency International for his work in exposing corrupt activities of past HRPP governments, is setting good governance very high on his agenda.

The official launch of the Samoa Party last week attracted about 700 people from various parts of the country.

Su'a's party is expected to form a coalition with the Samoa Democratic United Party, SDUP, to challenge the HRPP which has been in power since 1982.