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Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata meets with Governor Lemanu in Washington, D.C.

PR 002-02072023  Congresswoman Uifa’atali Amata meets with Governor Lemanu in Washington,

On February 6, 2023, Governor Lemanu, First Lady Ella Mauga, and a team of directors met with Congresswoman Amata to discuss issues that are important to American Samoa. Governor Lemamu expressed his gratitude to Congresswoman Amata and her team for their continuous support and work towards the success and future of American Samoa. Congresswoman Amata provided a brief update on a couple of action items her team is currently researching and working on. The discussion in the meeting engaged the directors to verify some of the processes and hurdles in their planning and ongoing projects. G


The Congregational Christian Church of Ft. Bragg & Fayetteville, North Carolina welcomed Governor Lemanu and his group to an uplifting and inspiring church service on Sunday, January 29, 2023. The church service was followed by an engaging Q&A session over to'ona’i prepared by the church members.

Governor Lemanu visits Military families in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina
“A position of Leadership is Simply a Place of Service”
Governor Lemanu and First Lady Ella Honors our Fallen Toa o Samoa Heroes at the Arlington National Cemetery, Virgina

Governor Lemanu and First Lady Ella Mauga had the opportunity to visit the Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on February 2, 2023, to pay their respects to our fallen Toa O Samoa heroes. The Arlington National Cemetery is home to many of our nation’s greatest heroes including more than 300,000 veterans of every American conflict, from the Revolutionary War to Iraq and Afghanistan. Governor Lemanu and First Lady Ella visited the gravesites of fallen Toa o Samoa warriors. . . . 

American Samoa to Participate in a Supply Chain Study in the Pacific Regions conducted by FEMA

Directors Lisa Tuato’o of the Office of Disaster Assistance and Petroleum (ODAPM), Faleosina Voigt of the American Samoa Department of Public Works (DPW), and Senior Executive Assistant to the Governor, Aoelua Solomona represented the American Samoa Government (ASG) in an introductory meeting by FEMA with Dewberry contractors at their Headquarters in Washington, D.C. on February 03, 2023. 

Lemanu-Talauega Administration Continues to Take Action on American Samoa’s Economic Development

American Samoa has dealt with unprecedented supply chain challenges, especially by the Island’s rural and remote location. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the Island’s economy, disrupting supply chains and contributing to major delays in shipping. The shortage of supply and high demand caused a spike in food prices and limited resources. There were uncertainties and frustration among the people of American Samoa during the pandemic restrictions. The Lemanu-Talauega administration is taking action to further develop opportunities to help prepare and sustain the American Samoa economy. . .

THE Ronald Reagan Shipyard continues to SUCCEED

The American Samoa Shipyard Authority has been a success story for the last two years and continues to carry out its motto of “Serving the Largest, Safest, and Busiest Port in the Pacific.”


ARPA NONPROFIT Assistance Program

The American Samoa Criminal Justice Planning Agency is proposing for funding of $4,500,000.00 to aid non-profit organizations in sustaining and advancing necessary services and programs to benefit direct beneficiaries in the territory during these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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