14 Jan 2015

American Samoa government still owes millions to Power Authority

5:44 pm on 14 January 2015

The American Samoa Government is continuing to work on paying down the millions of dollars it owes to the American Samoa Power Authority.

American Samoa Governor Lolo Moliga.

American Samoa Governor Lolo Moliga. Photo: RNZI Monica Miller

The Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga says the previous balance of the debt was 8.7 million US dollars, but has decreased down to just over 8.3 million US dollars due to on time payments.

Lolo says that his administration continues to work on paying down the utility debt owed to the government owned power authority.

He says one of the biggest usage of electricity is the Department of Education, and cash power meters have been installed at all 50 public school facilities in an effort to cut down on electric waste.

Lolo says schools are now realising the savings through the use of debit meters, and he encourages all government agencies to continue to conserve energy.