17 Dec 2010

American Samoa group believes public and private need to keep costs down

11:22 am on 17 December 2010

The American Samoa Governor's Economic Advisory Council believes the public and private sector should continue to look at effective measures to keep costs down.

Governor Togiola Tulafono has already implemented a freeze on hiring and travel.

And there are plans to impose next month either a reduction of workdays or working hours if the financial situation does not improve.

The co-chair of the Council, David Robinson, says its important to continually look for ways to operate in a more cost effective manner and having identified those areas to act quickly to put measures in place.