Independent State of Samoa’s XVII Cabinet for 2021 – 2026



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:

Prime Minister, Hon. Fiame Naomi Mataafa

o Ministry of the Prime Minister (inclusive of Cabinet Affairs, Immigration, Press & Savali)
o Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
o Public Service Commission
o Office of the Attorney General
o Ombudsman
o Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
o Samoa Tourism Authority

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

Deputy Prime Minister, Hon. Tuala Tevaga Iosefo Ponifasio

o Ministry of Customs and Revenue
o Audit Office
o Public Trust Office

Other Responsibilities
o Liquor Board
o Revenue Board

Hon. La’aulialemalietoa Leuatea Polataivao Fosi

o Ministry of Agriculture
o Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (SROS)
o Samoa Trust Estates Corporation

Other Responsibilities
o Fisheries

Hon. ‘Olo Afoa Fiti Va’ai

o Ministry of Works, Transport and Infrastructure
o Samoa Water Authority
o Electric Power Corporation
o Samoa Ports Authority
o Samoa Airport Authority
o Samoa Shipping Corporation
o Land Transport Authority
o Samoa Shipping Services & PFL

Other Responsibilities
o Civil Aviation

Hon. Leatinu’u Wayne So’oialo

o Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Labour (inclusive of Recognized Seasonal Employers Scheme (RSE))
o Ministry for Public Enterprises
o Samoa Land Corporation
o Samoa Housing Corporation
o Accident Compensation Corporation
o Samoa Sports & Facilities Authority
o Samoa Airways

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

Hon. Valasi Luapitofanua To’ogamaga Tafito Selesele

o Ministry of Health
o National Kidney Foundation

Other Responsibilities
o Oceania University of Medicine
o District Hospitals & Health Centre

Hon. Faualo Lefau Harry Jeffrey Schuster

o Ministry of Police and Prisons
o Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA)

Other Responsibilities
o Electoral Commission
o Traffic Division

Hon. Mulipola Anarosa Ale Molio’o

o Ministry of Finance
o National Provident Fund
o Central Bank of Samoa
o Development Bank of Samoa
o Samoa Life Assurance Corporation
o Unit Trust of Samoa

Other Responsibilities
o Tenders Board
o Offshore Jurisdiction
o Renewable Energy

Hon. Seu’ula Ioane

o Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture (inclusive of NUS, Polytechnic and Pre-Schools)
o Samoa Qualifications Authority,                                        o National University of Samoa

Other Responsibilities
o Museums and Archives
o Robert Louis Stevenson Foundation
o Scholarship Committee

Hon. Toelupe Poumulinuku Onesemo

o Ministry of Communication and Information Technology
o Office of the Regulator
o Legislative Assembly

Other Responsibilities
o Radio 2AP
o Samoa Post

Hon. Leota Laki Lamositele

o Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development
o Samoa Bureau of Statistics

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

Hon. Matamua Seumanu Vasati Sili Pulufana

o Ministry of Justice and Courts Administration
o Samoa Law Reform Commission

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