29 Nov 2011

American Samoa lawmaker calls on ASPA to open finanacial records

11:29 am on 29 November 2011

An American Samoa lawmaker Tapumanaia Galu Satele Junior says the American Samoa Power Authority needs to open up its financial records for full review after an expected surplus became a deficit.

ASPA, a semi autonomous agency, says it's expecting a 9 million US dollar deficit at the end of the 2011 fiscal year, rather than a surplus as cited in its fourth quarter financial report.

Tapumanaia says in order for everyone to get a full picture of the Power Authority's budget issues, it needs to open its financial records to the Legislative Financial Office for a thorough inspection.

He says the ASPA budget is cloudy and muddled with confusing reports.