30 Jun 2016

Samoa PM reshuffles his cabinet

3:11 pm on 30 June 2016

Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, has reshuffled portfolios for several cabinet ministers.

Samoa PM, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi

Samoa PM, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi Photo: RNZ Pacific / Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

The Minister of Police Sala Fata Pinati has been given the portfolios of Tourism and Public Trust while his Prisons portfolio goes to the Minister of Revenue, Tialavea Tionisio Hunt.

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Lautafi Fio Selafi Purcell has lost the Tourism portfolio but retained the portfolio of Commerce, Industry and Labour.

In his announcement of the reshuffle Tuilaepa did not give any explanation for the changes.