18 Oct 2018

American Samoa introduces drug testing for government workers

8:06 pm on 18 October 2018

American Samoa's governor has signed into law a bill which requires all government employees to take drug tests.

That includes elected officials and political appointees.

Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga says it will make the workforce more reliable, safe and productive.

He says the measure is in line with efforts to fight a drug epidemic in the territory.