Local Government - Office of Samoan Affairs

Paramount Chief Mauga T. Asuega

Secretary of Samoan Affairs

HTC Malemo L. Tausaga

Deputy Secretary of Samoan Affairs

 

District Governors

Laolagi S. Vaeao: Manu'a

Alo Paul Stevenson: Eastern

Fuamatu J. V. Fuamatu: Western

Phone: (684) 633-5201 or 633-5202

Fax: (684) 633-5590

Apart from Swains Island, the islands are divided into several administrative districts (each with an appointed district governor) which are subdivided into counties.  The influence of the extended families (aiga) reaches to the district level.  The aiga are headed by chiefs (matai) who are selected by their extended families on the basis of consensus.  Most chiefs’ titles are very old. The matai together make up village and district councils (fono) which control and run local affairs.  This autonomous village control is linked with the central government through the district governors, who are appointed by the governor.

Faalupega (County Chiefs)

Manu'atele

Ta'ū-Aloali'i Maui

Fitiuta-Fa'auma Gogo

Fitiuta-Nofoaiga Mauga

Sili & Olosega-Aisake Puletasi

Ofu-James Ueligitone

Eastern District

Ma'oputasi-Ma'ilo Ioane

Sua- Igafo Maria Va'a

Vaifanua- Imo Tiapula

Saole-Fa'asuka Ulugaono

Itu'au-Tupuola Felise

Western District

Alataua-Sauitufuga P. Suiaunoa

Fofo- Salave'a Paletasala 

Tualatai- Ulufale Ta'ala Fuimaono

Tualauta-Fonoti Tafa'ifa Aufata

Leasina-Maneafaiga Faoa