14 Mar 2014

Questions still about American Samoa Governor's health

3:03 pm on 14 March 2014

American Samoa's governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga will be staying in Honolulu until sometime next week for further medical check ups and government meetings.

Lolo arrived in Honolulu early last week and was later admitted to Straub Medical Centre for observation following recommendations by his doctor.

He was first admitted last month to a hospital in Washington D.C. where he traveled to attend meetings.

Speaking to reporters today in Pago Pago, the acting governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga says Lolo stayed in Straub hospital for five days and was released yesterday.

He says the governor is now staying on in Honolulu for follow up medical check ups.

"He is doing very well, he is going through some appointments this week and next week. We have finalised a date to return home yet, and it depends on the appointments that he has.

Lemanu also says Lolo is attending some government meetings which includes discussion with Hawaii state officials about setting up a National Guard Unit in American Samoa.