Cabinet Appoints New Electoral Commissioner for Samoa

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Cabinet has confirmed the appointment of Tuiafelolo Alexander John Stanley as the new Electoral Commissioner of the Office of the Electoral Commission (OEC).

For 30 plus years, Tuiafelolo has served in various capacities as a public servant including the Public Service Commission (PSC), National Health Services (NHS), the Labor Department, and he comes to the role from the Electric Power Corporation (EPC) where he has been the Manager of Corporate Governance.

“Tuiafelolo has excellent skills in human resource management as well as in corporate planning, including setting goals and identifying clear and practical activities to achieve goals,” reads the Government Press Secretariat release.

Tuiafelolo is said to have demonstrated a thorough understanding of the Electoral Act 2019 and related legislation, as well as the need for the Office of the Electoral Commissioner to make independent decisions.

Mr Stanley holds a Master in Business Administration in Management and Public Administration, a Diploma in Public Sector Management, and a Diploma in Education.

His appointment is for five years as allowed in the Act.

KOMESINA FOU MO LE OFISA O LE KOMISI O FAIGĀ PALOTA

(SO’O’UPU A LE MĀLŌ): Ua fa’ai’ugāfono e le Kapeneta, le tofia ai o le afioga iā Tuiafelolo Alexander John Stanley e avea ma Komesina Fou mo le Ofisa o le Komisi o Faigā Palota mo le lima tausaga.

Ua silia ma le 30 tausaga o lana tautua i le Mālō, sa galue i le Ofisa o le Komisi o Galuega a le Mālō (P.S.C.), o le Auaunaga Fa’alesoifua Mālōlōina (N.H.S.), avea ma Fa’auluuluga i le Vaega a le Corporate Governance i le Pulega o Malosi’aga Tau ‘Eletise (E.P.C.) fa’atasi ai ma isi auaunaga i le Mālō.

Ua lava lona silafia i tiute fa’ata’ita’i aemaise o ona tomai ma agava’a e tapena ai fuafuaga mamao, ma le fa’agasologa o tiute fa’atino ina ia taunu’u so’o se galuega o fuafua.

O Tuiafelolo ua lava lona silafia i le Tulafono o Faigā Palota 2019 aemaise o Tulafono uma e fa’agaioi ma fa’amautū ai le tuto’atasi o fa’ai’uga fai a le Ofisa o le Komisi o Faigā Palota.

O lenei tamāli’i o le atunu’u, o lo’o ia umia Fa’ailoga Tauāloa o le Master in Business Administration, Bachelor in Management and Public Administration, Tipiloma in Public Sector Management ma le Tipiloma i Tulaga Tau A’oa’oga (Education).