Independent State of Samoa XVII Cabinet for 2021-2026

30th July 2021
Prime Minister of the Independent State of Samoa, Hon. Fiame Naomi Mataafa after the Courts of Appeal Decision confirming the Fa’atuatua I le Atua ua Tasi Political Party as the new Government.
(GOVT. PRESS SECRETARIAT); Twelve Cabinet Ministers including Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa took office this week, following the April 2021 Elections. Each Cabinet Minister has been assigned an Associate Minister.

Below is the list of the Government of Samoa’s Cabinet and their respective portfolios for 2021 – 2026.

Government’s Cabinet and portfolios for 2021 – 2026:

1. Prime Minister, Hon. Fiame Naomi Mataafa
- Ministry of the Prime Minister (inclusive of Cabinet Affairs, Immigration, Press & Savali)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Public Service Commission
- Office of the Attorney General
- Ombudsman
- Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
- Samoa Tourism Authority

Other Responsibilities:
- Executive Council
- Honours and Awards
- Remuneration Tribunal
- Cabinet Development Committee
- National Disaster
- National Parks, Recreation and Water Conservation
- Meteorology and Forestry

2. Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Tuala Tevaga Iosefo Ponifasio
- Ministry of Customs and Revenue
- Audit Office
- Public Trust Office

Other Responsibilities:
- Liquor Board
- Revenue Board

3. Hon. La’auli Leuatea Polataivao Fosi
- Ministry of Agriculture
- Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (SROS)
- Samoa Trust Estates Corporation

Other Responsibilities:
- Fisheries

4. Hon. 'Olo Fiti Afoa Va'ai
- Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure
- Samoa Water Authority
- Electric Power Corporation
- Samoa Ports Authority
- Samoa Airport Authority
- Samoa Shipping Corporation
- Land Transport Authority
- Samoa Shipping Services & PFL

Other Responsibilities:
- Civil Aviation

5. Hon. Leatinu'u Wayne So'oialo
- Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Labour (inclusive of Recognized Seasonal Employers Scheme (RSE))
- Ministry for Public Enterprises
- Samoa Land Corporation
- Samoa Housing Corporation
- Accident Compensation Corporation
- Samoa Sports & Facilities Authority
- Samoa Airways

Other Responsibilities:
- Trade negotiations – WTO, ACP/EU, PACER, PICTA
- Samoa Business Hub
- Consumer Protection
- Government Housing Committee
- Totalisator Agency Board (TAB)
- Samoa Gambling Control Authority

6. Hon. Valasi Luapitofanua To'ogamaga Tafito Selesele
- Ministry of Health
- National Kidney Foundation

Other Responsibilities:
- Oceania University of Medicine
- District Hospitals & Health Centre

7. Hon. Faualo Harry Jeffrey Schuster
- Ministry of Police and Prisons
- Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA)

Other Responsibilities:
- Electoral Commission
- Traffic Division

8. Hon. Mulipola Anarosa Ale Molio'o
- Ministry of Finance
- National Provident Fund
- Central Bank of Samoa
- Development Bank of Samoa
- Samoa Life Assurance Corporation
- Unit Trust of Samoa

Other Responsibilities:
- Tenders Board
- Offshore Jurisdiction
- Renewable Energy

9. Hon. Seu'ula Ioane
- Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (inclusive of NUS, Polytechnic and Pre-Schools)
- Samoa Qualifications Authority

Other Responsibilities:
- Museums and Archives
- Robert Louis Stevenson Foundation
- Scholarship Committee

10. Hon. Toelupe Poumulinuku Onesemo
- Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
- Office of the Regulator
- Legislative Assembly

Other Responsibilities:
- Radio 2AP
- Samoa Post

11. Hon. Leota Laki Lamositele
- Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development
- Samoa Bureau of Statistics

Other Responsibilities:
- Village Mayors & Sui o le Malo
- Non-Government Organisations
- Women Health Committee

12. Hon. Matamua Seumanu Vasati Sili Pulufana
- Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration
- Samoa Law Reform Commission

Other Responsibilities:
- Film Censorship
- Registry of Births/Deaths/Marriages
- Juvenile Rehabilitation