13 Feb 2012

American Samoa Senator wants Washington to run troubled LBJ

2:41 pm on 13 February 2012

The American Samoa Governor's handling of the financial crises at the LBJ Hospital has prompted calls in the Senate for the Department of Interior to intervene.

Senator Lualemaga Faoa on Friday urged the Senate to pass a resolution calling on the federal government to step in.

He says the governor has been vetoing the Fono's efforts to pass bills to help the hospital.

Lualemaga wants the Senate to approve a resolution informing the Department of Interior that the territory urgently needs help and it should step in.

Senator Galeai Tu'ufuli has suggested that senators consider impeaching the Governor.

He says people are losing confidence in the leadership of government and under such circumstances the Department of Interior can intervene.