District Council

Samoan govt dispenses funds to district councils

Samoa's Minister of Social Development Leota Lamositele said the funds will be used by district councils to finance local projects and staff income.

Lamositele said the size of funding to each district is determined by financial estimations provided by local councils.

Former Samoan Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegao, has criticised the funding scheme, accusing the Government of not having a framework in place to audit the funds.