F.A.S.T. Government moves into office

It's official the Fa’atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (F.A.S.T.) Government officially took office Tuesday morning with Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa declaring their work can now begin.

The Ministers of the new party now occupy Cabinet seats previously held by the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) for the last two decades.

Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa led the F.A.S.T. Cabinet visit and will hold its first meeting at the Fiame Mata'afa Faumuina Mulinuu at 10am Tuesday.

The Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Agafili Shem Leo greeted the new administration alongside with other top Government officials. 

Some eight Cabinet Ministers work out of the FMFM building with two other Ministers in other Government buildings in Apia.

Fiame said finally they have arrived to begin their work as Samoa’s new Government following the April election. 

The Government delegation arrived at 9am and will officially start work ahead of the parliament meeting later this week.

On Monday afternoon, the country's longest serving and former Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, marked his exit from the Office he has held for the last 23 years with a farewell press conference at his party headquarters.

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