28 Apr 2014

Suspended Samoa associate minister reinstated

12:36 pm on 28 April 2014

Samoa's suspended associate minister, Lafaitele Patrick Leiataualesa, has been reinstated after serving five of a 12-month suspension for disorderly behaviour.

The MP for Alataua west constituency is now working for the Ministry of Finance under the leadership of the prime minister who is the new finance minister after Faumuina Tiatia Liuga's resignation.

Lafaitele was the associate minister for the Ministry of Police and Prisons as well as Fire and Rescue Authority.

Tuilaepa says all associate ministers must report to him and not any other cabinet minister.